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August 27, 2021updated 17 Sep 2021 9:55am

Sebenza Substation, South Africa

By Carmen

Sebenza Substation is a 400/275/88kV substation located in Sebenza, Gauteng, South Africa. The construction works on Sebenza Substation began in 2014. The project was commissioned in 2019.

Description

The Sebenza Substation project is a new substation being operated by Eskom Holdings SOC.

The designed voltage level of the project is 400/275/88kV, while the operating voltage level is 400/275/88kV. The step-in voltage of the substation is 400kV and the step-out voltage is 88kV. The substation capacity is 1,000MVA.

Sebenza Substation has received approval from National Energy Regulator of South Africa to undertake the works on the project.

Contractors involved

City Power Johannesburg (Proprietary) was appointed by Eskom Holdings SOC to undertake design and construction works of the Sebenza Substation.

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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