MPs to visit Eskom’s Megawatt Park over loadshedding

Three parliamentary committees will this week visit Eskom’s Megawatt Park head office to assess the power utility’s efforts to resolve South Africa’s energy crisis.

On Wednesday, the portfolio committees on public enterprises, mineral resources and energy and the select committee on public enterprises and communication said they would meet stakeholders at Eskom on Thursday and Friday.

The visit follows an announcement by board chairperson Mpho Makwana that Eskom is considering a plan to implement permanent stage 2 and 3 loadshedding over the next 24 months.

While electricity blackouts are not new, there has been an outcry over continuous and severe load-shedding, seemingly with no end in sight.