Inside Eskom National Control as peak pressures mount

Terence Creamer | 26th July 2013 | Engineering News online

It’s 16:30 on Thursday July 25, 2013 – an unseasonably mild winter’s afternoon in Gauteng, South Africa’s most populous and industrialised province.

The six engineers and technicians working a 12-hour shift at Eskom National Control, situated alongside Germiston Lake, in Ekurhuleni, are exuding a quiet confidence that they will be able to manage the network through the evening peak.

A multistorey video wall – located in a control room at the heart of a complex so critical that it has been designated a National Key Point – is ablaze with colour. Read more


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