South Africa: Eskom says coal stocks have improved

Date: Jan 11, 2019

South African power utility Eskom says coal stocks have improved at a number of its power stations, as it carried out maintenance over the festive season.

However, the risk of rolling blackouts remains as the country’s power grid is still constrained.

“Eskom continues to have coal shortages, but there is an improvement in terms of where they are,” Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe, told fin24 on Thursday.

Further, he said the improvement of coal stocks was part of the reason there was no load shedding over the festive period.

In an interview with eNCA, the utility’s CEO Phakamani Hadebe said more power outages might be implemented in early January.

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