An investigation is underway into the cause of the explosion at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo on Sunday night, the Power Utility announced on Monday.
Eskom said in a statement no injuries have been reported, and all employees and contractors have been counted for.
“Seven colleagues received shock treatment and the Employee Assistance Program will continue to assist employees who may have been affected by the incident.”
Eskom said the unfortunate incident, which occurred at 10:50 p.m. triggered unit 4 and 5 to trip, adding that preparations to reactivate collapsed units are currently underway.
The remaining four other units, according to the Power Utility, are operating normally.
As a result of the incident, Eskom said the units affected by the explosion were suspended for a short period with immediate effect. “This included a suspension of all permits working on the plant until further notice.
“We are currently investigating the cause of this unfortunate incident and Eskom will keep the public updated on developments, as well as how much this unfortunate incident will impact the national electricity grid.”