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Eskom returning Koeberg Unit 1 to service

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Johannesburg, South Africa — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 16 May 2011 – South African national power utility Eskom Holdings is in the process of returning Unit 1 of its Koeberg nuclear power station back to service, after it tripped earlier in the day.

"The cause of the trip was a faulty electronic component,” said a statement issued here by the state-owned power company. “The fault has been rectified and the Unit 1 reactor is in a safe and stable condition,” it added.      

Eskom said there had been no interruption of electricity supply as a result of the tripping of Koeberg Unit 1.

The company added that Koeberg’s Unit 2, which had been shut down for scheduled re-fuelling and maintenance on 14 March, was due to be returned to service this week.