Electricity + Control

On Monday 10 April 2017, Unit 2 of the Koeberg Power Station set a new record of 485 days of continuous operation since its last outage.

Eskom KoebergThe new record was set yesterday morning at 05:02 and further proves how reliable Africa’s only nuclear power station is. The record surpasses the previous record for Unit 2 of 484 days of continuous operation, which was achieved in March 2014.

In August last year, Unit 1 achieved 455 days of continuous operation surpassing its previous record of 454 days which was achieved in 2001.

“Eskom takes pride in the continuous operation of the Koeberg units in the form of regular maintenance of our plant, continuous improvement on environmental performance, attaining zero harm and reduction of trips which will ultimately help us attain 80% energy availability, 10% planned maintenance and 10% unplanned maintenance,” interim group chief executive Matshela Koko said.

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