Koeberg's Unit 2 to be offline for 3 months

Eskom assured the public this doesn’t mean there will be further load shedding.

FILE: Eskom assured the public this doesn’t mean there will be further load shedding. Picture: Eskom.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom said one of its units at the Koeberg Power Station will be taken offline for three months, but only at the end of winter.

The utility assured the public this doesn't mean there will be further load-shedding though.

The plant contributes around 1,800 megawatts to the grid and will lose half that during due maintenance work which needs to be carried out on Unit 2.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe said, "It's too early to say what the impact would be but remember because it's a planned outage, we're also going to put in place other measures to make sure that we substitute or supplement that from other power stations."

Meanwhile, Eskom has also warned of a high probability of load shedding from this afternoon.

To view your load shedding schedule, click here.

Read more on how to survive load shedding, here.