Units at all twelve of Eskom’s oldest power stations have ceased functioning, which means that more than 17,000 MW’s are loss. It is even more than 15,000 MW in 2015 when load shedding was introduced and lasted for months.
Medupi and Kusile design problems alone will cost R345 billion to restore, and Eskom does not have the ability to pay it.
Eskom has, in the meanwhile, calculated that the problems will only be sorted out by 2021, but experts believe that the power provider’s bad financial position is going to slow down the poor and irregular power supply even more.
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