Eskom’s mega power stations Medupi and Kusile, which were intended to alleviate SA’s power constraints, have a multitude of serious design and technical flaws that are impeding their operation. The poor performance of the new power stations is a decisive reason why Eskom is still unable to meet the country’s energy demands despite adding 3,200MW of capacity to the grid since 2015. The utility went into stage four load-shedding mode on Monday, dropping 4,000MW from the grid, the largest amount to date that it has needed to shed to keep the grid stable. If you are already a subscriber, please click on the following link to go to the full article: Eskom’s Medupi, Kusile hobbled by design flaws If you would like to subscribe to BusinessLIVE to read the full story, please click here.

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