JOHANNESBURG: ESKOM has announced stability to the power system following the connection of some renewable energy projects and independent power producers to the grid. An additional 43 IPP projects with a total capacity of 2 147 MW of which 2 021 MW are in commercial operation and 334 MW from the Department of Energy’s Dedisa IPP project have been connected.
“The power system is currently stable with no load shedding anticipated today,” Eskom said on Friday. In winter, renewable energy contributed up to 1 300MW during the day, of which 800MW was from solar and 500MW from wind, including Eskom’s Sere wind farm.
Sere Wind Farm, which produces 100 MW, celebrated its first anniversary in October this year. The project was completed on time and within budget, with a safety record in line with Eskom’s Zero Harm policy, and without any environmental legal contraventions or incidents of industrial action. “These levers continue to assist Eskom in managing the constrained power system,” said Eskom.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY