South Africans have experienced almost 900 hours of load shedding in 2020.
This, according to the SA Council for Scientific and Industrial Research which, in their latest study, found that Eskom’s ability to generate electricity has also decreased by 10% over the past ten years.
Senior engineer at the Research Council, Joanne Calitz says this decrease in production capacity has been seen, despite the R 450-billion investments pumped into the Kusile and Medupi power stations.
She says the increased demand for electricity, in the later stages of the lockdown, contributes to electricity-shortfalls.
How did the #lockdown in 2020 affect electricity demand? How much #renewable electricity was supplied? Was the #loadshedding that bad?
Find out in the latest energy statistics published by #CSIR! https://t.co/77PWey7vKs pic.twitter.com/1daejXvlZU
— CSIR 🇿🇦 (@CSIR) March 12, 2021