Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is confident that the country’s load shedding problems will be resolved, expressing his dedication to fixing the electricity issues at the heart of the matter.
United Against Load Shedding
“We are in this together; the problems with load shedding will be resolved,” Ramokgopa assured. He believes that collaboration between the government, Eskom, and the community is crucial to address the current energy crisis.
Ramokgopa’s Tour of Power Stations
To better understand the issues and challenges faced by the power stations, Ramokgopa embarked on a two-week visit to Eskom power stations, including:
- Kriel Power Station
- Duvha Power Station
- Kusile Power Station
- Kendal Power Station
His hands-on approach aims to facilitate open communication with senior management and workers, ensuring transparency in the process.
Kusile Power Station: A Beacon of Hope
During his visit to Kusile Power Station, Ramokgopa highlighted the station’s impressive features:
- Designed to house six 800-megawatt coal-fired generating units
- Total generating capacity of 4,800 megawatts
- Located 15 kilometers north of Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga
- Second largest coal-fired power station in the world
He expressed his confidence in the skilled workforce at Eskom and their ability to resolve the load shedding problem.
Tackling Technical Challenges
Ramokgopa stressed that the problems faced by the power stations are primarily technical, not related to corruption. He’s committed to being honest and transparent about the progress made in resolving the electricity crisis.
Engaging the Public
Ramokgopa aims to keep the public informed, stating, “We will be honest and transparent on where we are in relation to the resolution of this problem. We will communicate that to the general public.”