Nuclear Plant Trip Triggers Fresh Bout of Loadshedding in South Africa

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  • On Saturday morning, 03 September 2022, Unit 2 of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station tripped from full power during the routine testing of the control rod system.
  • The process to return the unit to service is under way. Read more
  • In addition, the breakdown of a generation unit at Arnot, Duvha, Kendal, Medupi and Tutuka power stations, as well as the delays in returning to service a unit to service at Hendrina Power Station, have exacerbated the capacity constraints.

Eskom currently has 4588MW on planned maintenance, while another 16 142MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns. As a result, Eskom regrets to inform the public that Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 – 22:00 tonight. Thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented daily at 05:00 – 22:00 until Saturday night.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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