The power utility currently has 5,358MW on planned maintenance, while another 14,748MW of capacity is unavailable due to unplanned maintenance, breakdowns and the outage delays mentioned above. During the first week of January, a significant leak was also reported at Koeberg Unit 1 which ultimately led to the unit being taken offline for repairs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Two generation units at the Kusile Power Station tripped due to the failure of the main coal feed conveyor belts supplying coal to the units. In addition, a unit each at the Kriel and Duvha tripped due to unforeseen breakdowns. We presently have four generation units whose return to service from planned maintenance has been delayed,” Eskom said in a statement.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The embattled power utility said it would communicate timeously should there be any significant changes to the power system. Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen aired his frustrations with one quote from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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