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Eskom Currently Burning 9m litres of Diesel/day to Prevent Further Load Shedding

  • Open cycle gas turbines cost R700 000 per unit per hour to run, equoting to 14 litres of diesel a second. COO Oberholzer says that burning diesel and keeping the power on is more important than the dramatic cost of bringing the economy to a halt.
  • Oberholzer also warns that If dam levels fall, and if diesel capacity falls - Eskom would drop down another 6 stages of load shedding
  • Oberholzer says CEO Andre de Ruyter is currently in Washington to have discussions with the World Bank and other parties on plans to move away from coal power. He says De Ruyter trusts them to run Eskom properly when he is not around - News24
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