Eskom CEO claims the breakdown of 7 vital units could've been avoided

Eskom CEO claims the breakdown of 7 vital units could've been avoided

Phakamani Hadebe, CEO at Eskom, has claimed that the breakdown of seven units in just one day could have been avoided, adding that the situation needs to be investigated. This news comes as the nation battles to carry out daily life in the face of Stage 4 load shedding.

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Eskom CEO, Phakamani Hadebe, has told the media the breakdown of seven units in just one day could have been avoided and needs to be thouroughly investigated.

Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that South Africa had been plunged into stage 4 load shedding, with the utility saying 4 000 megawatts needed to go off the grid in order to avoid a nationwide blackout.

According to Eyewitness News, the situation today will see stage 3 load shedding from 8am on Tuesday morning.

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READ ALSO: Explainer: What does it mean when Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding?

Hadebe admitted that the utility is facing challenges older power stations, while the newer ones are only producing at half their capacity.

The CEO conceded that the recent outages have left the power utility with no choice but to chip away at their reserves.

On a lighter note, 5 of the 7 units which had broken down yesterday are back online and the remaining 2 should be operational by the end of today.

Despite this, Hadebe warns that load shedding could continue at least until the end of this week.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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