Eskom has announced its plan to continue investment in transmission infrastructure and to leverage advanced technology solutions for a reliable and sustainable power grid.
Eskom membership of the GO15, an organisation of 19 of the largest grid operators in the world enhances our learning in transmission and system operations and allows for the optimisation of mutual opportunities.
Managing the largest capacity expansion project in Africa, Eskom has invested approximately R12 billon in transmission infrastructure and strengthening projects since 2014 to the end of September 2016. More than 6000 km of transmission lines and 32 000 MVA of substation transformer capacity has been installed since 2005.
South Africa’s power system has progressed to a position of surplus capacity, opening opportunities to extend regional interconnections and to accommodate a changing power generation mix to grow the economy of South Africa.