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Eskom, South Africa’s electricity utility:
  • Is one of the top 13 utilities in the world by generation capacity
  • Is among the top 9 by sales
  • Generates approximately 95% of electricity used in South Africa
  • Generates approximately 45% of electricity used in Africa
  • Total assets: R171 181 million
  • Net profit: R974 million
  • Cash flows from operating activities: R7 655 million
  • Capital expenditure: R24 764 million
  • Number of employees: 35 404
  • Training cost: R784 million
  • Electricity customers: 4 152 312
  • Electricity sales: 224 366GWh
  • Nominal capacity: 43 037MW
  • Net maximum capacity: 38 744MW
  • Power lines: 366 203km (all voltages)
  • Carbon dioxide emissions: 224Mt
  • Total water consumption: 322 666ML
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