South Africa's Eskom loses 220 MW of power imports from Mozambique - CNBC Africa

South Africa's Eskom loses 220 MW of power imports from Mozambique

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South Africa's Eskom loses 220 MW of power imports from Mozambique. Photo: Wikipedia

South Africa's Eskom lost 220 megawatts of power imports from Mozambique due to a technical fault, the power utility said on Tuesday, but added that a unit at its nuclear power station would resume operations.

"Eskom technicians are busy with repair work, which is expected to be completed within five days," the utility said in a statement referring to the hitch at the plant in Mozambique.

Eskom, which is managing tight electricity supply in Africa's most industrialised economy, said that Unit 2 at the Koeberg Power Station was due to be synchronised back into the grid on Tuesday, adding 930 MW of electricity capacity.

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