Eskom’s PDS project is helping the company see the light!
by Wonderware Southern Africa
Through the Wonderware solution platform and ArchestrA technology, the PDS system has succeeded in bringing the plant automation and information technology worlds within generation together.
John Viljoen, Corporate Consultant for Generation Business Engineering, Eskom
Johannesburg, South Africa – Eskom Holdings Limited is a vertically-integrated operation that generates, transmits and distributes 95% of the electricity used in South Africa. The company is among the top seven utilities in the world in terms of generation capacity and among the top nine in terms of sales.
Eskom Enterprises, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eskom, together with its subsidiaries, serves as a means by which all the non-regulated activities of Eskom, both inside and outside South Africa, are carried out. Eskom Enterprises’ core lines of business are infrastructure development, energy business operations, specialised energy services and the pursuit of key opportunities in related or strategic businesses, such as information technology and telecommunications.
The operations of Eskom are located in South Africa. Eskom Enterprises has operations on the African continent, with its head office being located in Johannesburg, South Africa and other offices in Uganda, Nigeria and Mali.