Koeberg unit running again, Eskom says

2011-09-08 17:05

Johannesburg - A unit at the Koeberg Power Station in Cape Town is running again after an automatic shutdown earlier in the week due to a fault, Eskom said on Thursday.

"The fault was rectified and the unit returned to service last night [Wednesday]," said Eskom.

"Both Koeberg units are operating at full power."

On Monday, Koeberg unit two was shut down by a protection system on a motor. Eskom said this was not related to the oil spill along Bloubergstrand, south of the power station.

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

Koeberg unit one was fully operational, said Eskom.

  • Pieter Bouwer - 2011-09-08 17:36

    Well done ESKOM - you guys are doing an amazing job!

      1gascan - 2011-09-09 06:47

      Bwahahahahahaha! Funniest comment yet! Pieter, do you by any chance WORK for ESKOM? Because if you do, I am sure your electricity is at a reduced rate - or maybe you don't even pay for electricity at all? Lets not forget the special bonus that you are paid for sitting on NEWS24 all day at the expense of consumers... ESKOM is raping the country - wake up you to$$!

      Mark - 2011-10-29 22:03

      @1gascan - just hinting out to you that MAYBE, just maybe Pieter was being sarcastic

  • Bart23 - 2011-09-08 19:43

    @Pieter - did you bump your head?

  • Vernon - 2011-09-08 22:03

    hope the kaap is not 'running' out of time.

  • Strider - 2011-09-09 07:42

    We should follow suite with Germany and phase out nuclear fuel altogether. We COULD have all our energy supplied by renewable IF the govt wanted to....

      Darter - 2011-09-09 09:51

      How is wind energy going to power a steel smelter? I reckon every tree hugger should first get an engineering degree before punting "renewable energy"

      piet.strydom - 2011-09-09 17:27

      To supply the USA energy needs using solar, an area the size of Spain would need to be covered in solar panels. Or to generate enough Hydro power, a dam covering three continents would be needed.... For the time being, nuclear is the only alternative we have - it has always been safe, and is getting safer with every new plant that is being built. Read the book "The Rational Optimist" to get the full picture. Or go to the website with the same name.

  • Janice - 2011-09-09 09:51


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