With the country’s ever present power challenges, Mandy Wiener looks at where exactly we stand this week in terms of power supply.
After months years of delays (since 2007), yesterday, President Jacob Zuma officially launched Unit 6 at the Medupi power station. It’s the first base-load station to be build in 20 years by Eskom and the building has been beset by strikes, ballooning costs and technical glitches.
The country has also gone more than three weeks, that’s 23 consecutive days without load shedding.
But that celebration is tempered by news that Koeberg’s Unit 2 will be offline for three months of scheduled maintenance from this week,taking about 930 megawatts off the grid.
Gia Nicolaides gives Mandy the latest in status in power supply in South Africa.