Koeberg's Unit 2 returns to service

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pretoria - Unit 2 of the Koeberg power station, which shut down automatically earlier this week, has returned to service, Eskom said on Thursday.

The automatic shutdown was triggered by a fault in an instrumentation system monitoring the temperature of a motor.

The shutdown happened on Monday, with Unit 1 not being affected.

"The fault was rectified and the unit returned to service last night [Thursday]. Both Koeberg units are operating at full power," said the parastatal.

There was no interruption of electricity supply as a result of the shutdown of Koeberg Unit 2. 

"We continue to urge all South Africans to use electricity efficiently," said Eskom. - BuaNews

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