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South Africa's power supply crisis

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South Africa is in the midst of a power supply crisis. Years of under investment in new generation capacity and insufficient maintenance of existing assets means that the incumbent power producer Eskom is no longer able to guarantee security of supply. A programme of load shedding was initiated in late 2014 and South African consumers are now going without electricity on a regular basis.

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  • Eskom plant availability
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  • South Africa reserve margins
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