Eskom Unplanned Breakdowns (UCLF) are reaching towards record highs while the energy Availability Factor (EAF) hit a record low.
“Last week the week-on-week EAF plunged to a new record low of 59,67%.
Here are the annual and seasonal trend graphs for the @Eskom_SA week-on-week energy availability factor (EAF) for the last 4 years up to last week (week 50 of 2019). ” – Chris Yelland
“Here are the annual & seasonal trend graphs for @Eskom_SA week-on-week unplanned breakdowns (UCLF) for the last 4 years up to last week (week 50 of 2019). Last week the week-on-week UCLF rose sharply to a high of 27,26%, while planned outages (PCLF) was at 10,18%.” – Chris Yelland
Annual trends in Eskom EAF, PCLF, UCLF & OCLF:
Availability (EAF): Declining
Maintenance (PCLF): Declining
Breakdowns (UCLF): Increasing
-SOURCE EE Publishers
The Department of Environmental Affairs has also served written notice on ESKOM to shut down Units 1 & 5 at Kendal power station by 9 Jan 2020.
More troubles for embattled SA national electricity utility as @environmentza serves written notice on @Eskom_SA to shut down problematic generation Units 1 & 5 at Kendal power station by 9 Jan 2020 due to illegal emissions & environmental noncompliance over an extended period. pic.twitter.com/1MIePBfk1B
— Chris Yelland (@chrisyelland) December 21, 2019
Via Chris Yelland of EE Publishers