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August 28, 2021updated 17 Sep 2021 10:13am

Upington I Substation, South Africa

By Carmen

Upington I Substation is a 400/132kV substation located in Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa. The construction works on Upington I Substation began in 2018. The project was commissioned in 2019.

Description

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

The designed voltage level of the project is 400/132kV, while the operating voltage level is 400/132kV. The step-in voltage of the substation is 400kV and the step-out voltage is 132kV. The substation capacity is 500MVA.

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

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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