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Diesel and load-shedding feature in summer outlook as Eskom’s maintenance recovery takes longer …

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State-owned electricity utility Eskom says its reliability maintenance recovery (RMR) interventions have not yet succeeded in stabilising the performance of its unpredictable coal fleet and that more than year of ongoing maintenance is needed to address the poor performance of its generation assets. When Eskom announced the RMR in early 2020, it indicated that it expected that the intervention would help ease, albeit not eliminated, the risk of load-shedding by about October this year.

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