JOHANNESBURG- State utility Eskom has denied that they are running out of coal and there is no shortage of coal.

Eskom has been accused of spending R100 million a month per truck to transport coal supplies. They apparently transport the coal from the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo to Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga.

Eskom’s Khulu Phasiwe says they don’t want to wait for a crisis to happen before reacting.

It was allegedly last December that Gupta owned Tegeta threatened to shut down their coal supply to Eskom.

Eskom’s Khulu Phasiwe said they will not wait for a crisis to happen, “For us to avoid running out of coal, we’ve placed a minimum of 100 million tonnes of coal so that we can get that coal and avoid the delays. But if we’re told of coal not being there on the ground, then it’s a different story which has nothing to do with Eskom necessarily.”

However senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost has warned that the situation is in fact far worse then what is being portrayed by Eskom.

Photo Credit- Energy Forecast

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