Eskom: Maintenance work carried out successfully

Durban - Eskom claimed on Monday that it had successfully conducted maintenance and added a further 1 453 megawatts of generating capacity back into the national grid.

A statement released on Monday quoted Eskom’s acting chief executive officer Brian Molefe as saying: “Eskom’s maintenance teams worked hard over the long-weekend and were able to perform planned maintenance on 2 303 MW of generating plant. They further also returned 1 453 MW of generating capacity back to service over this period.”

The statement did not say from where the additional supply had come or where exactly the maintenance had been carried out.

However, despite the maintenance work carried out, the network remains “constrained”.

Molefe thanked people for saving electricity, but urged consumers to continue doing so.

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