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Second unit at Kusile Power Station now in commercial operation

Eskom said bringing unit two online is a major milestone as it will bring much-needed stability to the power grid.

FILE: Eskom's Kusile power station. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Another unit of the Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga has been plugged into the national grid and is now in commercial operation.

Eskom said bringing unit two online is a major milestone as it will bring much-needed stability to the power grid.

This is the second unit at Kusile that is now operational after unit one went online three years ago.

Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said: “This then adds to the generation fleet of up to 800 megawatts of electricity. Over the past 16 months, this unit has been undergoing testing.”

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