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Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers and redistributors. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa. Eskom will continue to focus on improving and strengthening its core business of electricity generation, transmission, trading and distribution.

Medium-term System Adequacy Outlook - 2017 to 2021

The South African Grid Code – System Operation Code, Version 9.0, requires “on or before 30 October of each year, the System Operator shall publish a review (called the ‘Medium Term System Adequacy Outlook’) of the adequacy of the Interconnected Power System (IPS) to meet the long term (5 year future) requirements of electricity consumers”. This review will be limited to the adequacy of the generation system for the Republic of South Africa.
At the request of NERSA, Eskom System Operator has produced a mid-year view of the Medium-term System Adequacy Outlook (MTSAO) for the period 2017 to 2021. This is not a comprehensive study, but only investigated a limited number of future scenarios. A more comprehensive MTSAO covering the period 2017 to 2022 as per the Grid Code requirements will be published in October 2017. The October MTSAO will consider inputs and comments by NERSA and other interested parties.

Download the Medium-Term System Adequacy Outlook 2017 to 2021 (.pdf)