Posts tagged as Eskom

Medupi fires up: First oil fire

  Unit 6, the first unit of the Medupi power station which is scheduled to be synchronised at the end of the year, successfully achieved its first oil fire on 17 October 2014. This is a major milestone for the project. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and fuel oil were used to ignite the first oil fire.   […]

Medupi receives boiler registration

  Eskom’s Medupi power station has received its pressure equipment regulation certificate of registration for Unit 6 from the Department of Labour (DoL). Boiler registration with the DoL is required as no one may use a steam generator without such a certificate, and the boiler must be registered before energy can be applied to it and before the start of the […]

Another wind farm feeds the grid

  The transformers of the first string of seven wind turbine generators of Eskom’s Sere wind farm were energised recently paving the way for the utility to proceed with the final commissioning of these turbines. Eskom’s senior general manager for renewables, Ayanda Nakedi, says that the synchronising of these seven turbines is an important milestone towards […]

Eskom defers transmission development plan and N-1 compliance

  Eskom’s latest transmission development plan (TDP), for the period 2015 – 2024, will defer capital expenditure due to financial constraints. The new plan, an updated version of the 2013 – 2022 TDP, will be published in full by the end of November. The plan was shared at a public forum which was attended by […]

Nuclear reactions

  The recent announcement of the signing of an agreement between the South African government and the Russian nuclear company Rosatom has created a flood of speculation and comment about the future of nuclear power generation in this country. The official announcement describes the deal as an “intergovernmental agreement on strategic partnership and cooperation in […]

The Jacob Marley column: Shedding the albatross

  Sir The more things change, the more they stay the same. I was cast into a melancholy frame of mind recently about my contemporary friend Sam Coleridge, a dreamy kind of fellow, who was given to devising fanciful rhymes about many things. He is celebrated for his Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which many […]