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Medupi conveyor belt has been repaired, improving Eskom’s ability to supply electricity
Thursday, 10 September 2020: Last night, a conveyor belt feeding coal into the Medupi generation units failed, increasing the risk of loadshedding. This belt has subsequently been repaired, and is currently in service, improving Eskom’s capacity to supply electricity.
 
While no loadshedding is expected this evening and tomorrow, Eskom would like to remind the public that the system remains constrained and vulnerable, and should there be any significant breakdowns, loadshedding may have to be implemented at short notice.
 
Eskom will continue to communicate should there be any further changes.
 
Unplanned breakdowns amount to 10 909MW of capacity, adding to the 5 831MW currently out on planned maintenance. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible.
 
We urge the people of South Africa to continue using electricity sparingly in order to assist Eskom to avoid the implementation of loadshedding.
 
 
 
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