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Powering the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

The staging of the FIFA World Cup in 2010 is a momentous event in the history of South Africa. It will provide a platform for the country to showcase its diversity, culture, and world-class infrastructural capability to a global audience. Staged successfully, it should provide the nation with its next springboard for growth and should strengthen South Africa’s global competitiveness.

In support of this event, Eskom has, as a key member of “team South Africa”, established a dedicated project team to ensure reliable electricity delivery, the mitigation of risks and collaboration with key 2010 stakeholders.

Eskom’s preparations entail the following:
  • securing regional networks and supplies to municipalities and key installations
  • optimising and integrating Eskom planning through to stadiums and surrounding regions
  • supply chain response capability planning in case of outages or any operational emergencies
  • an alignment of consolidated risk profiles and treatment plans towards securing the electricity supply chain from generation to distribution
  • forecast capacity through municipal load control
  • the acceleration of 2010 demand-side management (DSM) initiatives
  • Eskom capacity management
  • Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) member contributions
  • key customer capacity management
  • engaging with key business sectors (such as tourism) to improve energy efficiency by developing energy efficiency campaigns and messaging

Leading up to the Confederations Cup in June 2009 and the final preparation stages for the 2010 World Cup, the organisation’s focus will be on the refinement of the necessary preparations as well as conducting simulation exercises to test readiness.

  Please click here for detail on Eskom’s preparations for the Confederations Cup and the 2010 World Cup.

Eskom: Together we will:

“Ensure a reliable electricity delivery, Eskom preparedness, and treatment of risks to enable a successful 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™”

Johnny Dladla, managing director for the 2010 Special Project, launches the internal campaign to mobilise Eskom staff around the event
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