South Africa: Medupi unit IV starts operations

Issue 359 - 07 Dec 2017
In some rare good news for the giant South African utility, Eskom has announced that the 794MW unit IV of its giant 4,764MW Medupi coal power plant began commercial operations on 28 November. The unit came online well ahead of the much-delayed project’s revised timeline, which had anticipated that it would start operations in July 2018. Units VI and V came online on 23 August 2015 and 3 April 2017 respectively, meaning that half of the plant is now up and running.

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