South Africa will soon acquire additional renewable energy capacities to resolve its energy deficit. This announcement was made by Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic.
The latter also announced that measures would be quickly taken by the country to increase its energy capacity independently of Eskom, the national electric company which supplies more than 90% of the energy consumed in the country.
The energy deficit that has plagued the country for several months is mainly linked to numerous failures in the operation of existing power plants. As long as maintenance operations on these power plants continue to maintain their productivity, the deficit will persist, said the official.
It is in this context that the country launched a call for proposals to acquire 3,000 MW of emergency electricity production unit. Karpowership, the Turkish company that supplies floating power stations, has already responded with a proposal.
A few days ago, General Electric also expressed interest in providing mobile electricity generation units to the country. The production units proposed by the American can inject between 300 and 500 MW of electricity into the national electricity network using liquefied natural gas produced locally.
Source: Agence Ecofin