South Africans have been experiencing Stage 2 load shedding over the last few days with more scheduled load shedding set for the coming days.
According to News24, load shedding will be suspended at 05:00 on Monday but will resume at 21:00 on Monday evening until 05:00 on Tuesday, and then continue on from 21:00 on Tuesday night to 05:00 on Wednesday morning.
A number of power stations have experienced breakdowns over the past week, with the latest being Koeberg Unit 1 which tripped on Sunday morning due to a fault on a feedwater pump attached to the secondary plant, reports IOL.
“The plant was shut down in accordance with standard plant operating procedures and all parameters are stable. There are no nuclear safety concerns on the reactor side of the plant, which is ready to be restarted once the feedwater pump fault has been resolved,” Eskom said.
“The investigation into the feedwater pump fault is in progress.”
Once the investigation has concluded, the power utility company has stated that they will return the unit to service. This is expected to happen next week.