South Africa: Medupi unit II synchronised to the grid

Issue 378 - 12 Oct 2018
Eskom announced on 9 October that Unit II of its 4,764MW Medupi coal power plant has been synchronised to the grid, eight months ahead of schedule. The unit supplied its first power to the grid on 7 October 2018, generating 400MW. Unit II is the fifth of the six Medupi units to be synchronised. During the testing and optimisation phase, which will last several months, it will deliver power intermittently as it ramps up to the full 794MW capacity.

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