The regulator said that a public hearing had been scheduled for November 13, to give the public and stakeholders and opportunity to make presentations into the application for a generation licence for the Bravo plant, near Witbank, in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.
Bravo, which forms part of Eskom’s R150-billion expansion plan, is expected to begin delivering its first electricity around 2013.
The power station will comprise six boiler/turbine sets with a nominal electricity generation capacity of about 5 400 MW.
In May, Nersa granted Eskom a licence for its Medupi power station, near Lephalale, in Limpopo. This plant, which would cost the company in the order of R70-billion, would start delivering power in 2011.