South Africa’s Eskom extends power cuts into Monday

South Africa’s struggling state power firm, Eskom has announced that it will extend electricity cuts until tomorrow.
Eskom stated late on Saturday, that it will cut up to 2,000 megawatts from the national grid, after a conveyor belt failure at its Medupi coal-fired power station.
The cash-strapped utility says the conveyor belt had been repaired but that plant breakdowns still constrain thr country’s power system.
Eskom has been battling to keep the lights on, despite low electricity demand over the Christmas and New Year public holidays.
The cash-strapped utility last implemented power cuts in mid-December.
However, it is rushing to bring back online, some generating units from repairs and maintenance and to replenish diesel and water levels at backup generators so it can meet demand by tomorrow , when many people will resume to work.


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