- The announcement effectively means that 800MW comes online to the South African power grid, officially moving from project status, where it has been tested over the past 16 months, to commercial operation.
- Commercial Operation status ensures technical compliance to statutory, safety and legal requirements.
- This milestone marks the contractual handover of the unit from the principal contractors under the Group Capital Build project unit to the Generation division.
“The commercial operation of Unit 2 is a major milestone that signifies the progress being made by Eskom towards the completion of the Kusile Build Project, on which lie the nation’s best hopes to bring stability and ensure security of electricity supply to power the South African economy,” said Bheki Nxumalo, Eskom’s group executive for capital projects.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal