`Technical fault` at Eskom causing blackouts

source: IOL
November 28 2007 at 11:38AM

By Solly Maphumulo

With 24 percent of Eskom’s generating capacity not operating, the utility is battling to keep up with South Africa’s electricity demands.

As a result, the probability of load shedding is high at the moment and Eskom is urging consumers to use electricity sparingly.

Eskom spokesperson Andrew Etzinger said on Wednesday morning that the problem started at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Cape Town when a unit tripped, resulting in blackouts in many parts of the country.

“There is a technical fault that has been identified and repairs are in progress at the moment. Our technicians have been working around the clock to [continue reading]



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