The Medupi Power Project will result in the implementation of 4,764 MW coal-fired power plant, located at a mine-mouth, connected to the national grid. Attributed to AfDB funding are six super-critical boilers and six turbo-generators fully commissioned and operated to produce 4764 MW electricity at bus bar.
Moreover, the increased electricity production capacity will help Eskom improve its reserve margin. It will also maintain Eskom's capacity to export power to neighbouring countries.
The objective of the Project is to increase the country's generation capacity and improve reserve margin in order to adequately, efficiently and reliably serve electricity demand in the country and in the Southern Africa Region.
Finance source - Amount
AfDB - UAC 1,689,982,912
Government - UAC 2,147,483,647
Co-financier - UAC 2,147,483,647
Delta - UAC 10,017,088
Total - UAC 2,147,483,647
KANONDA Farai Epiphanius - RDGS4
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