During the ongoing stakeholders public forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, state-owned Eskom shared its Transmission Development Plan for 2019 to 2028.
Attended by industry partners, the forum is part of a process which plans for the long-term development of the transmission systems are discussed.
Attending the event on Thursday, Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe tweeted: “delegates from the electricity industry gather(ing) … to learn and/or share ideas about the next phase of transmission development plans for the next 10 years.”
During his presentation, Acting Group Executive for Transmission, Willy Majola said the state-owned power utility plans to increase its transmission infrastructure, with approximately 717km of lines and 2,500MVA of transformation capacity already having been commissioned earlier this year.
“The plan has a few adjustments that include the rephrasing of capital investment in transmission projects to align with the project execution timelines associated with servitude acquisitions and current available funding, he said.
He added that Eskom plans to increase its transmission infrastructure by approximately 6,500km of high voltage lines and 46,000MVA of transformation capacity in the next 10 years, explaining that this forms part of its commitment to capital investment in infrastructure.