Borutho – Silimela Line is a 400kV overhead line from Borutho, Limpopo, South Africa, to Silimela, Limpopo, South Africa.

The project is expected to be commissioned in 2027.


Borutho – Silimela Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Eskom Holdings SOC. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through single circuit cable.

The development of the Borutho – Silimela Line project has been approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa.

Borutho – Silimela Line project development status

The construction works on the Borutho – Silimela Line project will be commenced in 2026 and commissioning is expected in 2027.

About Eskom Holdings SOC

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd (Eskom) is a state-owned power utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. It generates electricity from coal-fired stations, gas-fired plants, hydro and pumped storage power plants, and nuclear power plants, among others. The company supplies electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers, and to municipalities and metros for redistribution to households and businesses. The company maintains network of transmission power lines and underground cables. It procures electricity and sells in countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The company operates in Uganda and South Africa.


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