MEDUPI TURBINE UP AND RUNNING
PARLIAMENT — Medupi’s unit six turbine is now running at optimum speed, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said yesterday.
“I want to announce that the Medupi unit six turbine commissioning has reached a critical milestone. It is now running at the optimum speed of 3 000 revolutions per minute, and I really think you should say ‘ well done’ to Eskom,” she said during debate on President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address. This paved the way for the synchronisation of unit six, which she expected to happen “within weeks”.
Browne said government was fast- tracking regulations to enable Eskom to boost its supply by signing contracts with privatesector power producers.
“By April 2015, this will add 1 000 megawatts [ to the grid],” Browne said.