power station

Ancestors delaying Medupi: CRL Commission

The reason the Medupi power station is suffering delays is because graves were disturbed during construction, upsetting the ancestors, the CRL Rights Commission said on Tuesday. “How come this Medupi never comes together?” asked commission chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi in Johannesburg at the release of a report on the re-use of[…]

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Medupi produces power for the first time

Unit six at Eskom’s newly-built Medupi power station in Limpopo produced power for the first time on Monday, the parastatal said. “The electricity flowing into the grid marks a new beginning,” Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona said in a statement. “Within the next three months, South Africa will see Medupi[…]

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Stage 1 load shedding cancelled

Stage one power cuts, which were implemented earlier on Tuesday morning, have been cancelled, Eskom said. “This is due to the significant drop in electricity demand since we issued warnings early this morning that the system was under strain,” the parastatal said. Earlier, Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said the blackouts[…]

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Majuba increases electricity

The risk of blackouts was low on Thursday due to the increased generating capacity at the Majuba power station, Eskom said. It said the capacity at Majuba was now at 1400MW. “More units from Majuba are due to be synchronised to the grid later today [Wednesday] with the potential of[…]

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