The Realities of Eskom’s Emergency Coal Deliveries

It is estimated that cash-strapped Eskom can pay up to a R100m a month in emergency coal supplies to its coal fired fleet in Mpumalanga. This video is an example of what it looks like on the ground.

The video shows hundreds of coal trucks lining up over tens of kilometres waiting to deliver to Majuba Power Station which is located between Volksrust and Amersfoort in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The plant operated by Eskom, is not linked to a specific mine and it receives its coal from various sources.

Majuba has three 665 Mw dry-cooled units and three 716 MW wet-cooled units with a total installed capacity of 4110Mw.

Eskom’s coal fleet in the Mpumalanga area has been recorded to emit the most intense carbon emissions in the world. Read more

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