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ESKOM INJECTS R41M INTO THE UPGRADE OF AN 88KV POWER LINE IN CROWTHORNE
Wednesday, 21 October 2020: Eskom in Gauteng has injected R41 million on an 88kV power line upgrade to strengthen the electricity network infrastructure in the northern areas of Johannesburg. The Lulamisa-Crowthorne line which was energised on Tuesday is aimed at ensuring that the anticipated energy demand due to expansions in areas such as Midrand, Kyalami, Noordwyk and Ivory Park, among others, have a reliable electricity supply. 
 
“We pride ourselves on executing a project of this magnitude which was safety incident-free, cost effective and met the environmental requirements”, says Sylvester Barei, Asset Creation Senior Manager in Gauteng. The Lulamisa-Crowthorne line will meet the current and future energy demand in the area and surrounds and also unlock a potential monthly revenue of approximately R200 million for Eskom. 
 
“This double circuit twin turn 88kV line which is capable of delivering over 200 MVA is one of our flagship projects aimed at realising economic activities and improving the quality of life in Gauteng”, concluded Barei.
 
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