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With 32 units in need of ‘surgery’, Eskom says unplanned outages to remain

ENGINEERING NEWS – ONLINE

16 September 2014

Electricity producer Eskom warned on Tuesday it would take some time to arrest the current high levels of unplanned outages, revealing that 32 of its 87 coal-fired generating units required “major surgery”, while four were in a “critical condition”.

However, addressing the Portfolio Committee on Energy in Cape Town, interim CEO Collin Matjila stressed that it remained confident that inroads were being made to deal with the problem.  Read more….

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