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South Africans Should Brace Themselves for More Blackouts After Explosion at Eskom -Medupi Power Plant

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The crisis at Eskom continues, barely a month after Eskom announced that it has increased capacity or units have been handed over at the multi-billion coal-powered energy plant -Medupi, now a massive explosion has occurred and investigations are still underway. South Africa faces a record year for power outages after an explosion damaged one of the state-owned utility’s newest coal-fired generation units.

The blast at the Medupi station on Sunday occurred during a process to find an external leak, according to preliminary findings. “At this point we do not have details as to what it will cost and how long it will take to repair the generator,” Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said in a reply to questions.

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