Sebenza substation in Johannesburg officially opened

The newly-built Sebenza 400 kV – 275/132 kV intake substation, built by Consolidated Power Projects (Conco) is finally opened.

The substation is fully operational and is located behind the Kelvin power station, near Kempton Park, in Ekurhuleni, but belongs to Johannesburg’s City Power.

The substation will be one of the main intake substations in the north-eastern region of Johannesburg and is aimed at stabilizing the power supply in the north-eastern area of Johannesburg, as well as parts of the south.

The cost of the substation was just under $11 M.

The substation has been built with expansion in mind and is intended to increase in capacity from 315 MVA to 1 000 MVA. This is expected to considerably improve reliability and stability of the grid.

Source: Engineering News