Eskom says loss of approximately 930 MW due to the trip has put further strain on its generation fleet. Time for my 1400 MW Steenbras Salty Water Pumped Storage Scheme

Koeberg unit 1 tripped this morning. 900mw dropped off grid. Immediate stage 4 loadshedding.

Human error involved. Sea water cooling systems compromised. Reactor trip automatic. No nuclear impact. However, just shows how vulnerable system is at the moment.

Eskom says technicians are working on tracing the cause of the trip at nuclear power station, Koeberg outside Cape Town, that has forced the implementation of Stage 4 load shedding. Eskom ramped up Stage 4 from 2pm this afternoon.

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