Medupi Unit 6 goes fully online on Sunday

The business rescue practitioners of Optimum Coal mine released a statement on Thursday saying they have suspended their coal supply agreement with Eskom.

It affects the Hendrina power station that will henceforth not receive any coal from Optimum.

In other news, Eskom says unit six of Medupi power station in Limpopo will start to fully contribute to the national grid from Sunday.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Chris Yelland, Energy Expert and Managing Editor at EE Publishers.

Scroll down to listen to the audio.

Unit 5 is running very late. I expect it two years from now.

Chris Yelland, Managing Editor at EE Publishers

It’ll cost more to truck in coal to Hendrina. The quality of coal is also an issue.

Chris Yelland, Managing Editor at EE Publishers

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