Eskom aims to buy 500 MW more from IPPs ahead of Medupi, Kusile ramp-ups

Engineering News ONLINE
05 June 2014
State-owned electricity utility Eskom will issue a tender soon for the procurement of an additional 500 MW of capacity from private generators, as part of a larger intervention to ensure supply security ahead of the introduction of new capacity from the Medupi, Kusile and Ingula projects.
Interim CEO Collin Matjila reported on Thursday that 598 MW had already been contracted with outside suppliers, including the Kelvin power station (150 MW), the Aggreko temporary power plant in Mozambique, as well as a number of short-term purchases from independent power producers (IPPs) and municipalities.  Read more…

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