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These are Eskom power stations low on coal - Pravin Gordhan

Komati has 7 days of coal in stock, Camden, Hendrina and Grootvlei have 20

DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC ENTERPRISES

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR ORAL REPLY

QUESTION NO: 168

Additional information as requested during follow up questions

Ms N W A Mazzone (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:

Provide Ms Mazzone with a table that illustrates or reflects the amount of coal available at the various power stations that are below the minimum stock level requirements. (With the exclusion of Medupi and Kusile).

A schedule of which power station is served by either short term, of fixed price contracts or cost plus contracts.

REPLY:

(1) Table 1 below illustrates coal stock levels per power station, for power stations below Eskom’s prescribed minimum coal stock level, excluding Medupi and Kusile.

Power Station

Eskom prescribed minimum coal stock level

(Stock days)

Actual Stock levels meet Eskom prescribed minimum coal stock level

Arnot

26

No

Camden

20

No

Duvha

22

No

Grootvlei

20

No

Hendrina

20

No

 

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Power

Station

Eskom prescribed minimum coal stock level

(Stock days)

Actual Stock levels meet Eskom prescribed minimum coal stock level

Kendal

25

No

Komati

7

No

Kriel OC

30

No

Kriel UG

35

No

Majuba

40

No

Matla

27

No

Tutuka

32

No

(2) Table 2 presents a schedule of which power station is served by either short term; fixed price contracts; or cost plus contracts.

Power Station

Long Term Fixed Price Contracts

Long term Cost Plus

Short/Medium Term Contracts

Arnot

 

X

Kriel

 

X

X

Lethabo

 

X

Tutuka

 

X

X

Hendrina[1]

 

X

Matla

 

X

X

Duvha

X

X

Kendal

 

X

X

[1]The Hendrina Power Station’s long term contract with Optimum Coal Mine expires at the end of Dec 2018. The mine is under business rescue and does not supply any coal to Hendrina

ENDS