Eskom's Medupi plant struggles to come online

2014-07-20 10:15

The deadline for the first unit of Eskom’s Medupi plant to come online was December this year, with first steady output in April next year.

But last week, this appeared to have quietly moved to the end of June next year.

At last week’s results presentation for the year to March, the utility said Unit 6 of the R105?billion power station in Lephalale would deliver its first power to the grid by December, with full commercial operations expected “approximately” six months afterwards.

This differs from the April deadline provided last month.

Eskom has refused to explain the latest delay or make Dan Marokane, its acting group capital boss and the executive responsible for the Medupi project, available for interviews.

The economy can ill-afford another two-month delay, economists told City Press.

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