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Ramokgopa reports Eskom taking action on Medupi plant



South Africa’s largest power plant, Medupi, will be back in service sooner than expected, according to Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa.

Eskom is implementing interventions to speed up repairs to Unit 4 at the plant, which was taken offline in August 2021 following an explosion during maintenance as reported by IOL.

Medupi was initially expected to return to service in August 2024, but Ramokgopa has said the unit could be back in operation much earlier than anticipated, helping to mitigate load shedding.

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The repairs to the three units at Kusile are also expected to be completed by December.


However, Eskom has warned that the winter season will be challenging due to increased electricity demand, and the system operator is preparing a new load-shedding code of practice.

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