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Majuba silo collapse pushes system ‘over the edge’, summer load-shedding risk high

Engineering News -ONLINE

02 November 2014

Electricity utility Eskom confirmed on Sunday that the risk of load shedding had increased materially for the coming week in light of a catastrophic failure of the 10 000 t central coal storage silo at its Majuba power plant at 13:12 on Saturday November 1.

The State-owned company also indicated that its full summer plan would need to be reviewed and that spates of load shedding were possible until the end of March 2015, owing to the need to persist with a maintenance catch-up programme during the period.  Read more…

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