Johannesburg, South Africa — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 09 September 2011 – South African national power utility Eskom Holdings says it has returned to service a unit at its Koeberg power plant that shut down earlier this week after a technical fault.
“The fault was rectified and the unit returned to service last night. Both Koeberg units are operating at full power,” Eskom said in a statement.
Two units at its Koeberg power plant in Cape Town shut down automatically earlier in the week.
“The automatic shutdown was triggered by the protection system on a motor, due either to mechanical or instrumentation failure. We are investigating the cause of the fault,” Eskom said in a statement.
“The shutdown of the unit was unrelated to the oil leak reported recently along the Atlantic coast to the south of Koeberg,” it added.
Eskom confirmed that there had been no interruption of electricity supply as a result of the shutdown of Koeberg Unit Two.