Unit 4 of Ingula power station has begun operation
Unit 4 – of the Ingula pumped-storage power station on the escarpment of the Little Drakensberg mountain range straddling the border of KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State has come into commercial operation, Eskom said on Sunday.
Eskom’s group capital division handed over the unit to its generation division for commercial operation at 6pm on Friday, the parastatal said in a statement. “This means an additional 333 MW being added to the grid and thereby ensuring further security of supply.
Unit 4 was synchronised to the national grid on March 25 and had been undergoing optimisation while supporting the national grid. Upon completion Ingula will be Africa’s newest and largest pumped storage scheme and the nineteenth largest in the world.”