News International Sugar Journal

Incentivising South Africa’s sugar cogen sector to produce power would alleviate chronic shortage nationally [Registered]

The South African sugar industry has the potential to supply at least a 1,000MW to the national grid if the government were to incentivise the sector and encourage the national electricity company Eskom to buy surplus power from sugar mills at a reasonable rate, said John du Plessis CEO of TSB, recently. Addressing a media briefing, Mr du Plessis indicated that given the incentives, all the sugar factories in the country would increase their cogeneration capacity through upgrading boilers and turbines. The country currently faces a chronic shortage of electricity as a growing economy has meant business and residential demand…

Login or sign up

Create an account

Lost your password?