South African state-owned company Eskom has announced improvements in generation performance. According to the company representatives, Eskom’s amount of coal stockpiles is enough for more than 30 days, despite heavy rains.
Previously, the company has expressed a concern about the possible shortage of coal reserves. As it has been claimed in November, there were less than 10 days of coal reserves remaining at five power plants owned by Eskom.
According to the representative, Eskom’s state in one of the areas is improving. Further load shedding will be avoided if the trend is maintained.
“We’re in good shape, our coal stockpile levels are above 30 days, which is a big improvement since November and if we do continue on this trend we’re certainly looking at eliminating load shedding in the next few days. Again we know the plant is unpredictable and therefore we can’t commit an estimate at this stage,” Eskom said.