Eskom says it has decided to defer the replacement of three steam generators at Koeberg Unit two until August 2023.

The power-utility said preliminary evaluations have shown that the replacement will have to be postponed to prevent possible load shedding in the winter months.

Chief Operating Officer at Eskom, Jan Oberholzer says Koeberg Unit 2 was disconnected from the national grid in January 2022.

Oberholzer says the unit would still be returned online by June this year.

Eskom says the postponement of the installation of the steam generators will not affect the safety of the power station.

Chief nuclear power officer at Eskom, Riedewaan Bakardien.

He says the unit will still be fully functional until the steam generators are replaced.

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Power utility, Eskom says it has made a lot of strides over the past few months to stabilize the country’s electricity grid.

Eskom Chief Operating Officer, Jan Oberholzer says technicians have, since last year, been able to do a lot of repairs at the country’s major power stations.

Oberholzer says many other challenges were also addressed which will ensure an uninterrupted power supply to the national grid.

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