Cape Town — Eskom says six of its coal-fired power stations achieved an energy availability factor (EAF) of 70% over the past week, a milestone last achieved in May 2022.
The utility reported that three of its power stations – Camden, Duvha and Matla – have been on a sustained upward trend as a result of a reduction of plant breakdowns and the return to service of a number of units that were on unplanned breakdowns.
It added that Lethabo, Matimba, and Medupi have been experiencing continued good performance and remain among Eskom’s three best-performing stations.
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The utility’s Acting Group Chief Executive, Calib Cassim said that the progress shows a positive trajectory from actions taken to recover Eskom generation plants, consistent with Eskom’s target to achieve 70% EAF by the 2025 financial year.
“The marked improvement in performance at Camden, Duvha, and Matla as well as the sustained commendable performance at Lethabo, Matimba, and Medupi gives assurance that if we continue to apply an all-hands-on-deck-approach we will continue to improve the energy availability,” said its Board Chairperson, Mpho Makwana.
“I specifically commend the various teams at these power stations for the great work and also applaud all the Eskom employees for their continued hard work and dedication,” he added.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin