Repairs to Majuba power plant reduce need for S.Africa blackouts: Eskom - CNBC Africa

Repairs to Majuba power plant reduce need for S.Africa blackouts: Eskom

Southern Africa

by Reuters 0

Majuba power station to add 1,800 megawatts to South Africa's grid. PHOTO: vocfm

This will reduce the need for controlled power outages, a spokesman for state-run electricity utility Eskom said on Thursday.

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"We are using mobile feeders to deliver the coal to the units at Majuba. They are basically temporary conveyer belts," spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said.

(READ MORE: South Africa's NUM union warns Eskom to allow strikes)

A silo at Majuba collapsed last year, triggering a wave of rolling blackouts that disrupted business and annoyed the man on the street in Africa's most advanced economy.

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