South Africa seeks solutions to electricity shortage
In an interview, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration Jeff Radebe stated, “The cabinet remains concerned over the disruptive effect of the recent power outages, which have had a visible affect on households and businesses across the country.”
South Africa is planning to increase its gas imports to supply its under-fuelled power plants, which should help to add 500-2,500 megawatts to the grid, according to the cabinet. The gas is most likely to be obtained from Mozambique.
South Africa is targeting to launch a private sector-led coal-fired power plant program by January 2015. This plant is anticipated to add 2,500 megawatts to the country’s electricity grid.
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