Medupi Unit 4 achieves commercial operation



Eskom is pleased to announce that Unit 4 at its Medupi power station project in Lephalale, Limpopo, has attained commercial operation status. The unit was officially declared commercial after the completion of control, performance and the 30 day reliability run, putting all performance guarantees to effect. Unit 4 reached its full power on 19 June 2017.  The significant achievement came after the twenty days since its successful synchronisation on 31 May 2017. Five months later after further tests were conducted; this unit is now declared to be in full commercial operation. This milestone was achieved ahead of the scheduled timeline of July 2018. With an output of 794 MW going to the national grid, Unit 4 joins its sister units, Unit 6 and 5, which have been contributing to the balancing of electricity supply and demand since 23 August 2015 and 3 April 2017 respectively. This remarkable progress came after intensive continu­ous testing activities and shared dedication from Eskom and its execution partners.

Contact Eskom, Tel 011 800-3304, mediadesk@eskom.co.za

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