Sustained improvement in the performance of power plants has resulted in Eskom reducing its spending on diesel to run peaking stations by about 78%.

During April and May, the first two months of its current financial year, Eskom spent about R5.6bn less on diesel to run open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) than over the same period last year, with total spending down from R7.8bn to R2.2bn...

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