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South Africa's grid constraints could derail generating capacity plans

Issue 495 - 20 Nov 2023 - By John Hamilton , Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 5 minute read

Eskom’s most recent Transmission Development Plan (TDP) 2023-32 and Grid Connection Capacity Assessment (GCCA) 2025 showed there was no capacity for additional power to be connected to the grid in the entire western half of South Africa, the location of almost all planned wind generation projects and a large amount of solar and other potential capacity.

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