JOHANNESBURG - Eskom is warning that the country could soon face Stage 8 blackouts after the Department of Environmental Affairs rejected Eskom's application to allow it to pollute more than is legally allowed.
It had applied for exemptions from minimum air-quality standards for its Matimba and Medupi power stations in Limpopo.
Eskom is appealing the decision, which will see about 16,000 megawatts taken off the grid.
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Eskom warns the country could soon face Stage 8 blackouts. That is after the environment department rejected Eskom's application to allow it to pollute more than is legally allowed. #SouthAfricanMorning #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/Usnds932mE— eNCA (@eNCA) December 15, 2021