South Africa: Eskom’s coal-fired power station, Medupi, synchronised its Unit 5 to the national power grid, becoming the second of the power station’s six units to come on stream, the utility noted.

Medupi’s Unit 5 synchronised to the national grid

South Africa: Eskom’s coal-fired power station, Medupi, synchronised its Unit 5 to the national power grid, becoming the second of the power station’s six units to come on stream, the utility noted.

From the time of synchronisation, the unit starts to generate and deliver electricity into the grid over several months, Eskom said in a statement.

According to the utility, once the Limpopo-based plant reaches full commercial operation, Medupi will be the fourth largest coal-fired power plant, and the largest dry-cooled power station in the world.

It will consist of six units with an installed capacity of 4,800 MW and an estimated operational life of 50 years.

Source: Eskom