• November 4, 2023 1:29 am

Eskom on Course to End Load-Shedding as Another Kusile Unit Returns to Service

Oct 17, 2023
Eskom on Course to End Load-Shedding as Another Kusile Unit Returns to Service

Unit 1 at Kusile power station has been successfully brought back into operation, and this occurred one and a half months ahead of the initial schedule. This development was confirmed by Eskom, the South African power utility, which stated that the return of Unit 1 has contributed an additional 800MW of electricity to the national grid.

Eskom on Course to End Load-Shedding as Another Kusile Unit Returns to Service

Furthermore, Kusile Unit 3 was already brought back online on September 30 and has been consistently supplying 800MW of power.

The combined return of these two units, totaling 1,600MW, is considered a significant improvement in the available electricity generation capacity.

The need to temporarily shut down these units arose in October of the previous year when a section of Unit 1’s flue gas duct experienced a failure.

Eskom has been relying on these units’ return to help mitigate the severity of load-shedding, which has been a significant concernĀ  for consumers in South Africa.

Eskom views the successful return of these units as a positive step toward reducing and ultimately ending load-shedding, which has been a significant challenge for the country.

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