Eskom hails Medupi declaration as national key point
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ESKOM has welcomed the declaration of its Medupi Power Station as a National Key Point.
On Wednesday in Limpopo Province, an inauguration ceremony was held to accord the power station that status.
According to definition, “if it appears to the Minister responsible at any time that any place or area is so important that its loss, damage, disruption or immobilisation may prejudice the Republic, or whenever he considers it necessary or expedient for the safety of the Republic or in the public interest, he may declare that a place or area a National Key Point.”
“Due to its critical importance to the National Grid in providing sustainability of electricity supply and limiting load shedding, it is imperative for the safety and security of the asset that it be declared a National Key Point as defined by the National Key Points Act,” Eskom said on Thursday.
The Medupi Power Station is seen as of strategic and national importance due to its generating capacity of 4 764 MW once completed.
It will be the largest dry cooled power station in the world consisting six super critical boilers and six turbine generator units with air cooled condensers.
“The station is also critical to Eskom’s responsibility towards South Africa’s economic growth, job creation and socio economic development of Lephalale in Limpopo,” the power utility said.
Meanwhile, Eskom is progressing well in the maintenance of its power generating plant whilst keeping the electricity system stable.
“As a result, no load shedding is anticipated today,” it added on Thursday.
– CAJ News
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