Phakamani Hadebe says that Eskom's biggest challenge at the moment is that the Medupi and Kusile power stations are not performing as they should. The newest additions to the Eskom fleet fail to produce half of what they should, according to the CEO.
Phakamani Hadebe, Eskom CEO, has spoken out about the crisis at the power utility, saying that its biggest challenge is the Mepudi and Kusile power stations' performance.
The two latest additions to the entities fleet are under-performing and not producing enough megawatts.
According to eNCA, Hadebe confirmed that the two stations are meant to supply 3 200 megawatts, but are struggling to produce 1 000 megawatts.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that the entity would be receiving a R11 billion loan to carry out repairs on both stations in an effort to restore stability and reduce the need for load-shedding.
South Africans are currently in stage 4 load-shedding, which is set to continue today until 11pm. Eskom reported that their power-generating capacity remains constrained.
Mzansi is trying to look on the bright side of the life, but the disappointment is tangible:
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