Eskom misses first deadline
Eskom missed its first deadline yesterday for the switching-on process for Koeberg's Unit One because of technical problems with the unit's generator. Die Burger reports that Unit One could not be synchronised with the national power network as planned. However, Eskom spokesperson Andrew Etzinger says the good news is that Eskom’s accelerated energy-saving plan is now bearing fruit. He says it was predicted that the Cape would have a projected shortage of more than 323 Mega Watts by yesterday. But the energy-saving plan is running so well that it has reduced the shortfall to such a degree that controlled power outages have not yet been necessary.