Utility accelerates power station plant maintenance

April 28th, 2015, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize


Power stationEskom reports that is has successfully performed the first part of its planned maintenance drive, which began on 24 April 2015, without load shedding, and that it will continue with its maintenance schedule over weekends. Eskom’s acting chief executive, Brian Molefe, says that the utility’s maintenance teams were able to perform planned maintenance on 2303 MW of generating plant and returned 1643 MW of generating capacity back to service over this period. The focus of the maintenance festival is to ensure long-term reliability of the plant as well as restore units that are currently offline due to technical faults. The generating units which were taken out of service for scheduled maintenance include Komati Unit 4 (91 MW); Ankerlig Unit 41 (147 MW); Kriel Unit 5 (475 MW); Kendal Unit 1 (640 MW); Camden Unit 2 (190 MW); Camden Unit 3 (185 MW); and Matla Unit 4 (575 MW). The units which have been returned to service are Komati Unit 4 (91 MW); Camden Unit 2 (190 MW); Ankerlig Unit 41 (147 MW); Kendal Unit 1 (640 MW); and Matla Unit 4 (575 MW).

Contact Nto Rikhotso, Eskom, Tel 011 800-4706, nto.rikhotso@eskom.co.za


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