Eskom CEO blames power stations not producing enough megawatts

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says they're doing all they can to return to power 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says the power utilities biggest challenge is two power stations Medupi and Kusile, not producing enough megawatts.

Hadebe says they are doing all they can to return to power 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“What we have is a challenge of cold machines that are falling through that need maintenance which we have increased,” Hadebe said.

“But what was supposed to compliment the old machines, Medupi and Kusile were supposed to produce 3,200 megawatts, they're struggling to produce 1,000 megawatts.”

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Eskom has announced that stage 4 load-shedding will continue on Thursday from 9am until 11pm.

The power utility says its power generating capacity is still constrained.

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eNCA