South Africa has started operations of a first new power station in 20 years. This is a major breakthrough for the country because the country was groping in the dark with the issue of power cut which halted the growth of the country’s economy.
Eskom Power Company, the state-owned power provider of the country claimed that the first unit of coal-fired Medupi Power station will generate 794 megawatts of electricity which will eventually be added to the national grid in three months’ time
The expected output from the station is predicted to be of 4764 megawatts once the construction of all six units is completed. The coal fired power station will drastically reduce the power shortage of the country which struggled to provide 30000 megawatts of electricity demanded every day.
Experts claim that this addition would aid significantly in boosting the economy of South Africa with positive implications in the long run.