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October 8, 2021

Borutho Substation – Upgrade – 400/132 kV, South Africa

By Carmen

Borutho Substation – Upgrade – 400/132 kV is a 400kV substation located in Borutho, Limpopo, South Africa.

The Borutho Substation – Upgrade – 400/132 kV project’s construction is expected to begin in 2026. The works are expected to be commissioned in 2027.

Description

Borutho Substation – Upgrade – 400/132 kV project, which is an upgrade substation, will be operated by Eskom Holdings SOC.

The designed voltage level of the substation is 400/132kV and the operating voltage level is 400/132kV.

The step-in voltage of the project is 400kV and the step-out voltage is 132kV. Upon completion, the substation will have a capacity of 500MVA.

Borutho Substation – Upgrade – 400/132 kV project development status

The project is expected to be commissioned 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.

Methodology

All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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