Ingula is a 1,332MW hydro power project. It is located on Bramhoek river/basin in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2016. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by Eskom Holdings SOC.

Ingula is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 22.6 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 480m and 441m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock diameter is 6.6m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2016.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pump turbines, each with 333MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 373 MVA.

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About Eskom Holdings SOC

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd (Eskom) is a state-owned power utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity to various regions. It generates electricity from gas-fired plants, coal-fired stations, hydro and pumped storage power plants, and nuclear power plants, among others. The company supplies electricity to residential, industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural 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’s subsidiary Eskom Rotek Industries, conducts repairs on transformers and turbines in addition to offering specialised building and transport services. The company has operations in Uganda and South Africa. Eskom is headquartered in Sandton, South Africa.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.