Monday, August 31, 2015

Medupi Unit 6 officially opened

Rentse Khiba
31 August 2015

Eskom’s Medupi Unit 6 has officially been opened by President Jacob Zuma on Sunday.

Eskom said, during this period unit 6 has been able to alleviate pressure on the national electricity system, helping to either avoid load shedding altogether or minimize its severity.

The unit will pump a much-needed 800 megawatts into the country's electricity supply.

President Zuma says the economy will benefit from the switch-on.

Meanwhile, Koeberg's Unit 2 will be offline for three months of scheduled maintenance, starting on Tuesday.

It will see about 930 megawatts taken off the grid.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe reported that this unit is now available for use on a daily or regular basis.

“As a result it is giving us 800 megawatts, which are being used in an effort to make sure we keep the lights on.” Phasiwe added

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