More trouble for Eskom as government orders shutdown of units

More trouble for Eskom as government orders shutdown of units

Eskom is already dealing with a fair bit of drama, with load-shedding always hovering on the horizon. Energy expert Chris Yelland has brought to light the latest headache for the state-owned entity.

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Energy expert and engineer Chris Yelland says that more trouble is headed Eskom's way.

In a post to social media, Yelland revealed that the state-owned entity has been served with a notice over two problematic units at the Kendal Power Station:

"More troubles for embattled SA national electricity utility as the Department of Environmental Affairs serves written notice on Eskom to shut down problematic generation Units 1 & 5 at Kendal power station by 9 Jan 2020 due to illegal emissions & environmental noncompliance over an extended period."

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The power utility is reportedly planning to contest this notice on the grounds of load-shedding risk, says Yelland.

Meanwhile, gathered that Eskom has warned Mzansi of a 'severely constrained' system, with breakdowns occurring on Friday night.

With emergency reserves being used to avoid load-shedding, the utility has urged citizens to reduce electricity consumption.

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