Class trip to Palmiet

The 2015 Masters class of the University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre recently went on a fieldtrip to Eskom’s Palmiet hydro electric pumped storage power plant near Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape. The tour consisted of a presentation given at the plant’s visitor’s centre as well as a tour through the inside of the plant itself, including the operator’s control room. The basic operation of the power plant and the way in which it generates electricity was explained… Read moreClass trip to Palmiet