Eskom Appoints Third Acting Group Executive for Generation in Seven Months as Loadshedding is Set to Intensify

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  • Eskom’s acting group executive for generation, Mr Rhulani Mathebula, has resigned and will leave with  immediate effect. 
  • Mathebula was appointed after the previous head of generation, Philip Dukashe, resigned from the position in early May. Read more

Eskom chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer made the announcemnet yesterday during the state of system address.  “When Mathebula tabled his resignation, he said the demand of the job was untenable, and it impacted his health and family time. We need to understand the demand of this role, and the demand on the head of generation in turning this ship around.”

At the same time Oberholzer announced that Eskom had appointed Mr Thomas Conradie as the new acting group executive for generation. Conradie has been with Eskom for almost 24 years and currently manages  Lethabo power station near Vereeniging. He holds an MBA from Unisa and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stellenbosch University.

Starting over the next few weeks, Eskom will embark on some major capital investment projects and major repairs that carry significant risk and that will serve to further increase the implementation of loadshedding. These risk factors will remove more than 2 300MW of generating capacity from the system. Eskom cautions the public to anticipate the increased risk of loadshedding until these problems are resolved over the next six to 12 months. Read more

Link to the full presentation video HERE 

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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