S Africa looks to gas to fill power vacuum

Ford, Neil
July 2007
African Business;Jul2007, Issue 333, p22
The article reports on the power generation strategy of South Africa to prevent power blackouts. The power blackouts are caused by the failure of national power utility Eskom to accurately assessed the increase in demand for electric power in the region. Mothballed coal-fired plants were to be brought back on stream but gas fired facilities were to be built in regions far from the coal fields, partly in order to inject an element of diversification into the generation mix.


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