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electricitypowerlines2BDLive reports that independent energy analyst Ted Blom reckons that Eskom’s production of electricity might be affected after two weeks of the strike initiated this week by members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).  

"Under two weeks probably zero impact; above two weeks some of the wheels might start slowing down," Blom said.  He estimated if the strike carried on for longer than two weeks some maintenance items would become problematic and that could have an effect on electricity production.  During the initial period, the work could be done by other skilled staff.  Blom indicated that another aspect in Eskom’s favour was that it had about 15% in spare capacity, giving it a small buffer.

  • Based on a report by Pericles Anetos at BDLive (scroll down)
  • Read too, Eskom strike: We've got the power, claims utility, at TimesLive


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