“We are now in the hands of the gods.
“If we have an extended period of rain we are going to be in trouble,” said Chris Yelland, an energy expert.
He was responding to the announcement yesterday by Eskom chief executive Phakamani Hadebe that Eskom was struggling to ‘feed’ its power stations with coal and juggle maintenance on several generation units. Summer is usually when Eskom undertakes maintenance, because of reduced demand over the holidays.
This comes as Eskom announced its executive for the Group Capital Division Abram Masango’s suspension pending an investigation into irregular practices relating to Kusile Power Station.