Eskom struggles as Medupi belt breaks

Eskom struggles as Medupi belt breaks

A conveyor belt has broken at the Medupi power plant, in South Africa, leading Eskom to warn that any further breakdowns would spark Stage 2 load shedding at short notice.

Eskom said the belt fed coal into the four Medupi units. As a result of this breakage, the four units cannot receive enough coal, and therefore cannot generate enough power.

“This puts further strain on Eskom’s ability to fully supply electricity over the next 24 hours,” it said. Teams are working around the clock to tackle the problem. The people of South Africa should “continue to use power sparingly” in order to help Eskom avoid load shedding.

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Source: EnergyVoice

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