No money for Eskom to fix or decommission run-down power plants

Hanno Labuschagne

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No money for Eskom to fix or decommission run-down power plants

Eskom does not have enough money to repair or refurbish sixteen of its 99 coal generation units, City Press reported.

As a result, these generation units — with a combined generating capacity of 2,635 megawatts — are not used.

This is enough power to prevent two or three load shedding stages and is more than the 2,000MW South Africa aimed to procure with its emergency power tender — including the torpedoed Karpowership deal.
 

Kawak

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26 billion? Seriously? That must be for refitting all boilers to use natural gas right? Pretty sure it won't cost that much to hire some pyrotechnics team and bomb the hell out of the place, followed by clean up crew to return the land to its natural state. Throw a few million more at it, we have a beautiful park.

Hiring ANC connected tenderpreneurs will likely cost 10 times more and the project will be dragged over 20 years ...
 
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