Presidency releases 18-month progress report to end load shedding

(Media Release: Issued and provided by the Presidency)

The Presidency has released a detailed update on the implementation of the Energy Action Plan (EAP), which shows that significant progress has been achieved over the last six months in implementing government’s plan to end load shedding.

The EAP was announced by President Ramaphosa in July 2022, and is coordinated by the National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) under the leadership of the Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa.

The plan aims to reduce the severity and frequency of load shedding in the short term and achieve energy security in the long term through five key interventions:

  • Fix Eskom and improve the availability of existing supply
  • Enable and accelerate private investment in generation capacity
  • Fast-track the procurement of new generation capacity from renewables, gas and battery storage
  • Unleash businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar
  • Fundamentally transform the electricity sector to achieve long-term energy security

The report demonstrates progress has been made in all five interventions since the announcement of the plan.

Read the full press release here.