Plugging the generation gap - South Africa goes into overdrive

Sanford, Leonard
May 2006
Modern Power Systems;May2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p39
The article presents information on power crisis in South Africa due to the loss of unit 1 in the 1.8 GW Koeberg nuclear plant. Failure of Koeberg unit deepened the crisis as demand for power would rise. Eskom, South Africa's dominant power producer, has been asked to increase its investment programs to cope with the worst situation of blackouts in the country including affected part of the Western Cape. Long-term Spatial Arrary Power Combiner plan and the Westcor project are being implemented to face power crisis. The article also offers three maps of South Africa that display the power network and improvement scheme.


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