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BUSA has long lamented the dire economic impact of load shedding. The country has experienced sometimes prolonged bouts of load shedding for over 13 years, despite additional capacity coming online.
BUSA recognises that the fundamental issue lies in years of irreversible damage inflicted on the utility over more than a decade of state capture and corruption which resulted in critically undermaintained plant. Despite the deep maintenance programme, the trend shows an increasingly worsening energy availability factor with more and more faults identified and more unplanned outages because of the aging and poorly maintained plant.
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Issued by BUSA