Mersey – Ottawa Line is a 400kV overhead line from Mersey, Durban, South Africa, to Ottawa, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.
Construction works on the Mersey – Ottawa Line started in 2017 and the project was commissioned in 2018.
The Mersey – Ottawa Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by Eskom Holdings SOC. The Mersey – Ottawa Line is an upgrade line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.
Mersey – Ottawa Line project development status
The development of the Mersey – Ottawa Line project was approved by National Energy Regulator of South Africa in 2017 and the project works were completed in 2018.
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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