Interview with Prince Moyo, General Manager for Power Delivery Engineering at ESKOM
Prince Moyo provides an overview of ESKOM – Africa’s largest and one of the largest utilities in the world, which annually invests more than USD 250 million in medium and large power transformers, and even more in distribution transformers. He talks about ESKOM’s transformers and reactors fleet, the challenges and major changes underway at ESKOM, Government initiatives and how he sees future transformers in South Africa.
I am responsible for the engineering of transmission and distribution assets at ESKOM.
For the transmission grid we design infrastructure, such as substations, overhead lines, protection and control, and develop equipment specifications. We are continually improving our transformer specifications in addition to providing standards for maintenance, operations and spares. For the distribution business, which is much larger than transmission, we provide the same service except that we do not design the local infrastructure. We are the centre of excellence and play an oversight role.