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Kusile unit 3 achieves commercial operation

On Wednesday 31 March, 2020 Eskom announced that Unit 3 of the Kusile Power Station achieved commercial operation status.
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Eskom revised dates: Coal power plants to be completed by 2023

Eskom has committed to completing the construction of Medupi coal power station this year, while Kusile will be completed by 2023.
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Scopa concludes oversight visits to Medupi and Kusile

Scopa has concluded its oversight visits to the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, the Committee announced on Thursday.
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Eskom lays out plans to avoid loadshedding this winter

Eskom has mapped out scenarios that show they will implement loadshedding in cases where unplanned breakdowns increase to more than 9,500 MW.
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Op-Ed: What caused the current Eskom crisis?

Everyone knows that the disastrous Medupi and Kusile projects, along with corruption in the coal procurement, caused the Eskom crisis, or is that true?

Eskom shares its transmission plan for 2019 to 2028

Eskom is sharing its Transmission Development Plan for 2019 to 2028 with the different stakeholders at a public forum that is currently underway in Midrand.

Greenpeace responds to China’s $2.5bn loan for Kusile power station

In response to the news of a $2.5 billion loan from the China Development Bank, which will be used towards Eskom’s Kusile power station, Greenpeace Africa has expressed their disappointment. Senior climate and energy campaign...

How Eskom can deal with its financial losses

The Eskom Integrated Report for 2018 revealed a financial loss of R2.3 billion for 2017/18, with R19.6 billion of irregular expenditure dating back to 2012. According to the company’s acting chief financial officer, Calib Cassim, Eskom’s...

Eskom boasts of improved operational performance despite financial challenges

While tabling the much-anticipated 2017/18 financial results, Eskom noted that it has continued to deliver improved operational performance in the financial year ended 31 March 2018 despite the financial and governance challenges facing the...
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Eskom: coal recovery plan targets imbalance in coal stock levels

"The challenge of coal stock levels below the required target of 20 days at seven of our power stations is not ideal, more especially as Eskom prepares for the traditionally higher electricity usage period...