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Igridi kagesi kazwelonke ngeke ikwazi ukuzinza ngaphambi kokuthi kuphele lo nyaka futhi ukucishwa kukagesi kuzoqhubeka kuze kube maphakathi no-2024.

Ukwakhiwa koshimula abasha besikhashana bekungakaqali e-Kusile. Labo shimula benzelwe ukuvala indawo yepayipi legesi elalimala e-Unit 1 ngoMfumfu nyakenye.

Isethi entsha iwukuchezuka kwezidingo zelayisensi yesikhungo esigunyaze ushimula ohambisana nemvelo osusa umthamo we-sulphur ngaphambi kokukhipha intuthu emoyeni.

UNgqongqoshe kaGesi uKgosientsho Ramokgopa ukusho lokhu ngesikhathi evakashele eKusile Power Station eMpumalanga ngoMsombuluko.

Isiteshi sikagesi silahlekelwe amayunithi aso amane okuwukulahlekelwa u-3,200 MW kwigridi.

Lesi siteshi sika-R166 billion sibhekelele izigaba ezintathu zokucishwa kukagesi futhi kulindeleke ukuthi siphinde sisebenzise amanye amayunithi amathathu ngoZibandlela nokuthi asebenze ngokugcwele ngoNhlolanja ngo-2024.

URamokgopa uthe iKusile izobuyela emsebenzini ngokugcwele ngoMbasa ngo-2024.

“IKusile ibaluleke kakhulu ngoba njengoba nazi ukuthi kunamayunithi amathathu aqhumayo – i-Unit 1, i-Unit 2 kanye ne-Unit 3 – kukhona ne-Unit 5 engaxhunyiwe kwi-inthanethi.

“Kanti ukube lawo mayunithi ahlangene ebesebenza namuhla ngabe kulula njengoba ngayinye isinika cishe u-800 MW okwenza kube u-3,200 MW. Empeleni ukhuluma ngezigaba ezintathu zokucishwa kukagesi,” kusho uRamokgopa.

Kwezinye izinkinga zakwa-Eskom inkampani ephehla ugesi ihlele ukuvala isikhungo esiphehla amandla enuzi e-Koeberg izinsuku ezingu-200 .

I-reactor isusiwe kwi-inthanethi ukuze ilungiswe ifakwe uphethiloli kanye nokulungiswa kabusha njengengxenye yezinhlelo zokwelula isikhathi sayo sokusebenza eminye iminyaka engu-20.

Konke lokhu kwenzeka njengoba ilayisense yokusebenza ye-Koeberg izophelelwa isikhathi ngomhlaka-21 kuNtulikazi ngo-2024 kanti ukuvalwa kwe-Unit 1 kuhlelelwe ukuba ngomhlaka-24 kuNtulikazi ngo-2024 bese ivulwa ngoNhlolanja ngo-2025.

Lokho kungaba ukulahlekelwa u-970 MW izinsuku ezingu-200 njengoba iyunithi ngayinye e-Koeberg ikhiqiza u-970 MW.

Esithombeni esingenhla: UNgqongqoshe kagesi uDkt Kgosientsho Ramokgopa uvakashele eKusile Power Station lapho amayunithi amane engasebenzi khona

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