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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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