Eskom is playing catch-up to turn around the "shocking state" of the Tutuka coal-fired power station, which tells a story of neglected maintenance. The power utility's executives on Monday briefed a media on the state of the system, which was trying to balance planned outages for its reliability maintenance programme along with unplanned breakdowns.
Eskom must add thousands of megawatts to South Africa's electricity system over the next two years merely to meet the country's demand. On Monday morning, Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer and other top executives addressed the utility's system status and outlook briefing, outlining the situation of the country's power stations.
Oberholzer stated that system changes must be financially sustainable, but they must also be done to help the country's economy flourish. In total, between 4,000MW and 6,000MW were required over the course of two years."We need a solid performance distribution that we can sustain." I'm concerned about the preservation of ancient assets as well as the financial issues that [Eskom] confronts... "Funds were issued late, but they were released, and we will continue the process to correct the design flaws," he added.
He went on to say that he was "convinced" that the emphasis should be on upkeep. Eskom stated that it was repairing all key boiler plant problems (mills, gas air heaters, fabric filters, air, and flue gas pipes, and reheaters) at both the Medupi and Kusile facilities.To test, develop, and execute technical solutions at the two important power plants, a defect-correction program was devised in partnership with the original boiler contractor.
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