South Africa, Johannesburg: South African state utility Eskom has revealed its Transmission Development Plan (TDP) for the period from 2019 to 2028, with plans to add 46.000 MVA of transformer capacity and 6,500 km of high-voltage transmission lines and in the next ten years.
“Significant progress has been made since the last forum in 2017, such as the establishment of transmission network to enable the successful connection of additional generation from Medupi and Kusile to the national grid. Furthermore, approximately 717 km of lines and 2,500 MVA of transformation capacity were successfully commissioned earlier this year,” said Willy Majola Acting Group Executive for Transmission.
“Eskom plans to increase its transmission infrastructure by approximately 6.500 km of high-voltage lines and 46.000 MVA of transformation capacity in the next 10 years. This forms part of our commitment to capital investment in infrastructure,” Majola added.