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South Africa’s sugar industry invites government to incentivise cogen projects as power shortages loom [Registered]

South Africa’s sugar industry has proposed an investment of 20.4 billion rand ($2.1 billion) for bagasse-based cogen projects in the country’s 14 mills to address power shortages. The total cogen capacity from the projects is 712 MW, and with this some 37,786 new jobs will also be created, the South African Sugar Association said in a written presentation to Parliament’s energy committee recently, according to Bloomberg. Implementation is contingent on the government agreeing to power-purchase agreements that will cover fuel and operating costs and provide for an appropriate return on capital, it said. State-owned Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. currently supplies…

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