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South Africa’s Medupi Power Station is up and running

South Africa’s Medupi Power Station is up and running

Despite all the constructions delays and labour turmoil, Medupi Power Station went into commercial operation on Sunday, 23 August. It will pump almost 800 megawatts of power into the national grid and will help to alleviate the load shedding that has plagued the country.
Medupi power station 'ready by December'

Eskom’s Medupi power station produces first electricity

The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.
Medupi power station 'ready by December'

Technical issues push out Medupi date

The first unit at the coal-powered electricity station is close to first synchronisation, with the unit expected to be fully operational by winter - when power usage traditionally increases. Eskom has again turned to load shedding as electricity supply is constrained, highlighting the need for the new station.

National Development Plan to grow jobs

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan outlined a job growth-oriented mid-term Budget this week, highlighting the 275 000 new jobs created this year to July, and a public works programme that's created 970 000 work opportunities.
SA is 'Country of the Future'

South Africa’s energy supply

South Africa's strong economic growth, rapid industrialisation and a mass electrification programme led, by early 2008, to demand for power outstripping supply. The multi-faceted plan to correct this includes spending a projected R343- billion over five years to fund a new generation of power stations.

Power sector ripe for innovation

There are huge opportunities for investment and innovation in South Africa’s power sector – so says Dr Steve Lennon, power utility Eskom’s group executive for sustainability.
Power from South Africa’s wind

Green light for new power station

Green light for new power station

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has issued Eskom with a licence to build the first new coal-fired power station in the country for more than 20 years.

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