Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has compiled a ten-point plan for energy security in the country.
He says the first step is to procure – additional capacity from Independent – Power Producers,
Which has proven to alleviate some of the burdens of rolling blackouts in the City.
This is over and above the ten steps – which include establishing a Power Crisis Unit in National Treasury, and converting Eskom’s Ankerlig plant to natural gas.
Hill-Lewis says these recommendations – stem from the threat of another escalation – to stage six – and possibly beyond that.
“ The unprecedented crisis in load shedding in South Africa requires an unprecedented. I have proposed a set of measures and urgent interventions that President Ramaphosa and the National Government can take now to help begin to alleviate the load shedding crisis in the short term. We simply cannot wait for years while long-term power projects start to come online and inch their way through the procurement process”.