Kusile power station is now half-finished

Hanno Labuschagne

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Kusile power station is now half-finished

Eskom has announced that another unit at its coal-powered Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanaga has achieved commercial operation status, bringing the completion of the power plant to its halfway mark.

Commercial operation means that the unit has now met the requirements for full technical, statutory, safety, and legal compliance.

"This brings to three the number of generation units that have achieved commercial status at the project, generating a maximum 2,400MW to support the South African power grid," Eskom said.
 

Matt91

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At best case scenario only a 9 year delay. A win in SA standards.
 

Sarg3_ZN

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This makes Kusile the gold standard for AA/ BBBEE

It should be declared a national key point and historical monument if it isn't one of those already, and should be in the running for the face of decolonization
 

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This makes Kusile the gold standard for AA/ BBBEE

It should be declared a national key point and historical monument if it isn't one of those already, and should be in the running for the face of decolonization
maybe the ANC can hold a rally outside, to show the fruits of living under the ANC, and its corruption.
 

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Let's acknowledge progress, like a good comrade would.
 

Danie_V

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13 years! No wonder there are design issues as technology and environmental requirements would have radically changed. Takes about 2 years max (or less) to commission renewal energy from scratch, and not at Eskom's (taxpayers) cost....
 

Kawak

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Life has been way too good, we all needed a bit of "mood moderation" FFS!!
 

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Great! When is the first unscheduled maintenance due?
Considering it's only had 2 units running since 2019 and it generally has 2 units down when we have load shedding, give it a week? Maybe 2?
 

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Its full completion has been delayed until 2023.
Yeah, I'm not convinced.
I can just imagine how expensive electricity will cost by then, with these annual increases. From tomorrow we mos have another price hike, right?
 

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And now we wait for the headlines that it was shoddy construction work and because of this, loashedding will happen.
ANC.............what a useless party


This will be very fitting. I know it is not a power station but this construction was still done under budget and completed earlier than planned.

 

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13 more years to go to get the other 3 online. Not counting the time taken to fix the first 3 if they break!

ANC wins the "Meh Award" again hands down.
 

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Yeah, no more load shedding...
No need for expensive Karpowership Power Ship
 

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You guys disappoint me. Everyone is complaining about the delays and how long it's taken. Look on the bright side
 
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