Big changes in store for SA’s transmission network as generation mix evolves

Engineering News 9 November 2012.

The South African electricity transmission system will need to change materially over the next 30 years if the country is to have any realistic hope of moving ahead with its current plan to diversify its generation mix away from coal to the integration of more renewable energy, imported hydropower and gas and, possibly, new nuclear capacity…

(Editor’s gripe, I mean note: An excellent article, although the words “smart grid” were never once mentioned and nothing was said about universal access plans. Also, the demand forecasts should be looked at, they are still too high, being based on the IRP2010 forecasts of 3% to 4% per year.)

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And here is the “Transmission Ten-Year Development Plan (TDP): 2013–2022”TransDevPlanBrochure2013-2022