Q&A’s for the Energy Sector, 2012
The capacity of Eskom's open cycle gas turbines since it's been running on 1 August 2011
Question written for reply
Question no.: 723
Date of publication: 16 March 2012
723. Mr L W Greyling (ID) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:
(a) At what capacity has Eskom's open cycle gas turbines been running since 1 August 2011 and (b) what (i) quantity of diesel has been burnt since 1 August 2011 and (ii) is there cost of generating one kilowatt per hour of electricity in the turbines? NW889E
(a-b)(i) The table below indicates the number of units installed, the total capacity that can be generated, the quantity of diesel consumed and quantity of energy produced since August 2011 at the Ankerlig and Gourikwa power stations.
|Description||Ankerlig power station||Gourikwa power station|
|No. of units installed||9||5|
|Nominal Total Capacity (MW)||1327||740|
|Quantity of diesel consumed since 01 August 2011 (M litres)||124||107|
|Quality of energy produced since 01 August 2011 (GWh)||350||279|
(b)(ii) The average price of diesel varies each month and hence the cost of generating electricity with the Open Cycle Gas Turbines is not constant. The average cost over the period under consideration was 247c /kWh.