Eskom outages rise to 5‚500MW

Business Report 29 August 2012.

Unplanned outages rose to 5‚500 Megawatts (MW) on August 27 from 5‚043MW on August 23 and 3‚200MW on August 14‚ Eskom said in its 66th system status bulletin.

Planned maintenance on August 27 was 2‚249MW from the lowest level this year of 845MW on July 30‚ so available capacity (including open cycle gas turbines) was only 34‚300MW compared with peak demand of 32‚493MW…