Solving South Africa’s Power Crisis – Energy Focus


IT Power consultants David Fernandez and Sonal Fricker have had an article on South Africa’s power situation published in the spring edition of Energy Focus, the biannual flagship publication from the Energy Industries Council. The article, “Solving South Africa’s Power Crisis”, discusses the question of why South Africa is in the midst of unprecedented power problems, characterised by load shedding and spiralling electricity prices, and offers analysis and technology solutions as to how these issues can be abated.

Key points raised in the article discuss how the power capacity gap can be filled via energy efficiency measures, maintenance and refurbishment of existing power plants, IPPs, and renewable energy technologies, as well as trying to prevent the reoccurrence of these power capacity issues through improvements in decision making process and competencies of ESKOM and key energy sector players.