An Eskom project team is working with the metro and municipal
electricity departments to ensure the reliability of electricity
supply to the stadiums, broadcasting centres, base camps and
venues for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.
Our process is comprehensive: besides checking equipment
and facilities, we are also preparing simulation exercises to
test readiness across all operations to prepare our teams for
possible emergencies. Municipalities, through the AMEU – their
representative body – are co-operating with this planning
and discussions are underway to form joint 2010 energy
task teams with Eskom.
Eskom is also investigating the creation of dedicated
2010 electricity command centres to oversee
regional delivery of power. We are working closely
with the other members of team South Africa –
government at national, regional and local levels, as
well as representatives from the municipal and metro
electricity departments; host cities; FIFA; the local
organising committee; tourism authorities and the
information and communication industries – to meet
the demands of the main event and related events
during the build-up.
FIFA and South Africa have stated that the 2010
FIFA World Cup South Africa™ will be an African
celebration. As such, the event has received the support
of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), who will
contribute to powering 2010. The details of the SAPP
contributions for the event are currently in discussion.
Eskom is concentrating its efforts on a combination of
existing and new 2010-specific initiatives to improve the
national power supply capacity. We are also continually
reviewing the status of vital transmission and distribution
networks across the country.
A successful 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ also
depends on a concerted national effort to use electricity