Eskom warns of load-shedding during rainy season

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says there’s a risk of load-shedding with the rainy season upon us.

The power utility’s coal stockpile has declined further, with five power stations having less than 10 days’ worth of stock.

Interventions to stabilise the coal supply may only have a positive impact by March next year.

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In the meantime, the power utility is using costly diesel plants to supplement the power generated by its coal-fired fleet.

It is unlikely to recover this additional cost from tariffs and could see a further deterioration of its finances due to the unplanned costs.



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