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06 September 2011

Eskom's Koeberg No. 2 unit shuts down unexpectedly

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Eskom's Koeberg No. 2 unit (900 MW) shuts down this afternoon due to priocess trip. Open cycle gas turbines used to prevent load shedding.

Eskom calls on South Africans to use electricity efficiently due to unexpected shut down of Koeberg Unit 2 nuclear reactor (900 MW)

Koeberg nuclear power station is the only nuclear power station in South Africa and the entire African continent. It is located 30 km north of Cape Town, near Melkbosstrand on the west coast of South Africa. Koeberg is owned and operated by the country's only national electricity supplier, Eskom.