Why the sudden onslaught of blackouts?

The multi billion rand Medupi power plant

Everyone is aware of Eskom’s money troubles. However, why the sudden increase in blackouts?

Six (6) units are down with boiler tube leaks. Koeberg nuclear plant is down as it needed refueling. The multi-billions of tax payer money wasted at Medupi could not stop the coal conveyor from malfunctioning. The result is that this monster is running at a third of its capacity. The final reason as stated in a recent tweet is unplanned breakdowns (as opposed to planned breakdowns? – Ed)

Please see additional article on www.newshorn.co.za for schedules of load shedding in Mbombela.



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