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Eskom says multiple failure at Hendrina plant won’t trigger blackouts

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 (Reuters) – South Africa’s ailing state power firm Eskom said its 2,000 megawatt Hendrina Power Station had suffered a “multi unit trip” on Monday, but that the failure would not lead to the nationwide electricity cuts it implemented last week.

“This trip, while unfortunate, does not impact our status at this point, as we have sufficient emergency reserves. We can confirm that no loadshedding is expected today,” the utility said on its twitter page.

(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; editing by Jason Neely)

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