Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter will on Thursday provide an update
on the power utility’s operations and financial position at its quarterly state
of the system briefing.
Eskom is facing a debt burden mounting R480 billion, as well
as operational challenges which have resulted in load shedding in recent months.
CEO Andre de Ruyter has in the past said that dealing with
debt will not be a silver bullet approach and that extensive maintenance of plants
will be required to avoid load shedding in future.
The CEO is also bullish about the potential for Eskom to
provide renewable energy – and a Just Energy Transition office has been
established to make sure such a transition does not have a negative impact on
workers and affected communities.
Eskom is currently unbundling into three entities –
generation, transmission and distribution.
The briefing is scheduled to start at 09:00.