South African Eskom has announced stability to the power system following the connection of some renewable energy projects and independent power producers (IPP) to the grid.

“Eskom has met the country’s electricity demand while operating its generation fleet in a sustainable manner for almost four months resulting in no load shedding during this period,” the company said.

An additional 43 IPP projects with a total capacity of 2.147 MW of which 2.021 MW are in commercial operation and 334 MW from the Department of Energy’s Dedisa IPP project have been connected, according to Allafrica.

In winter, renewable energy contributed up to 1.300MW during the day, of which 800MW was from solar and 500MW from wind, including Eskom’s Sere wind farm.