City of Cape Town injects millions towards refurbishing electricity facility

“This multi-year contract for the provision of professional services comprises some R107 million to enable the refurbishment of this valuable Cape Town asset that is protecting customers from up to two stages of load shedding where possible.”

Van Reenen adds: “This is especially important as we are in stage six realm again. We continue to roll-out plans to ensure that we can in the next two years provide load shedding protection of up to four stages where feasible while focusing on proper maintenance and investment in our infrastructure for reliable service delivery.”

City of Cape Town on a mission to end load shedding:

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The Western Cape Government early this month said that hydro-energy to both generate electricity and for use in long-term energy storage is part of its Integrated Resource Plan.

The capabilities of the Steenbras Dam Hydro Pump featured prominently at its weekly online update on the energy crises.

The Steenbras Dam is described as Cape Town’s secret weapon to combat load shedding.

The dam sits atop a mountain which allows water to flow down through the hydro-electric turbines that in turn generate electricity.

Source: SABC News (