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19 Oct 2017

ESKOM’S Transmission Development Plan for 2018 – 2027

Energy Access
Energy Efficiency
ESKOM’S Transmission Development Plan for 2018 – 2027

Eskom will meet with stakeholders during its annual public forum on Thursday, 19 October 2017, to share the Transmission Development Plan (TDP) for 2018–2027. The transmission licence issued by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd requires that a transmission development plan be published annually, which details the proposed strengthening and development of the transmission network in South Africa over the next 10 years.

The forum forms part of the consultative process intended to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to influence the long-term development of the transmission system. Stakeholder participation is critical to ensure that Eskom’s Transmission Group takes into account the views of the public, industry, business sectors, local government and other infrastructure development partners.

Nersa is the custodian of the South African Grid Code, which contains the rules governing investment in the transmission network. Eskom, as the licensed Transmission Network Service Provider, plans the network according to this Grid Code, and subject to funding and other resource constraints, builds the network according to these plans.

Some adjustments have been made to the TDP, including the re-phasing of the capital investment in transmission projects, to align with the project execution timelines associated with servitude acquisitions and current available funding.