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There is a strong need for Eskom to stabilise & improve its EAF as much as possible, noting the diminishing returns that can be achieved in view of aging generation plant. Eskom needs to moderate expectations of what can actually be achieved in view of these diminishing returns

The Eskom energy availability factor (EAF) for the full 2019 calendar year has hit a new record low of 67%, compared to the EAF of 72% for the 2018 calendar year. The EAF for Week 50 and Week 51 of 2019 also hit new all-time record lows of 59,7% and 58,0% respectively.

Finally a full year of week-on-week EAF data for 2019. It paints a grim picture of aging, under-maintained & stressed power plants, with inadequate Eskom & RE IPP new build coming on stream to replace the aging, inefficient, unreliable, intermittent, non-compliant old coal fleet.

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