Koeberg power station’s Unit 2 will be taken off line for scheduled refuelling and maintenance on Monday.
This time will also be used to replace its three steam generators.
Eskom says that these measures are scheduled for times of the year when the impact of the overall electricity supply is minimised.
It has however conceded that the extended unavailability of the units due to the planned long outages means that the electricity supply system may be under additional strain during 2022.
Koeberg’s Unit 1 is also due for refueling later in the year.
Eskom’s Chief Nuclear Officer, Riedewaan Bakardien says that this first of its kind outage at Koeberg is much needed, and they will follow all safety protocols.