A unit at the Koeberg Power Station in Cape Town shut down automatically on Monday because of a fault, Eskom said.
“The automatic shutdown was triggered by the protection system on a motor due either to mechanical or instrumentation failure,” Eskom said in a statement.
“The shutdown of the unit was unrelated to the oil leak reported recently along the Atlantic coast to the south of Koeberg.”
There was no interruption of electricity supply as a result of the shutdown of Koeberg Unit Two.
Koeberg Unit One was fully operational, said Eskom.
It was investigating the cause of the fault. - Sapa