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Eskom powers up Mpumalanga with new transformer


 South Africa, Mpumalanga: South Africa’s electric utility Eskom has installed and commissioned a new transformer at the Acornhoek substation in Bushbuckridge as part of its plans to upgrade electricity infrastructure and boost the power supply in Northern Mpumalanga.

The transformer has been installed as part of the R144m project, which started in September 2014 and consists of the replacement of two old transformers with two new transformers that have bigger capacity to meet the growing electricity demand in areas such as Bushbuckridge‚ Acornhoek‚ Hoedspruit‚ Hazyview and other neighbouring towns like Phalaborwa, reports Sowetan Live.

The commissioning of this transformer forms part of Phase 1 and will enable the substation to carry more load and ensure a more reliable power supply.

The second phase at Acornhoek is under way and involves civil works and assembling of the second transformer. The second phase is expected to be completed by April 2016.

Source: Sowetan Live