Eskom wants to build another big power station

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Where would they source gas even if they weren't insolvent?
 

Quintrix

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Not the same project??

Eskom vs IPP
3000MW vs 2000MW
Cost unknown vs R45Billion
 

MidnightWizard

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Yeah article is behind a paywall. If it's related to this article then it looks like natural gas in that area?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/zululandobserver.co.za/137892/richards-bay-gas-power-plant-game-changer/amp
The main and bigger natural gas is in MOZAMBIQUE

The Oil and Gas Year - MOZAMBIQUE

Make the South African tax payer pay to keep the FRELIMO comrades afloat as well as the comrades in SA
Apart from the gas one still needs TURBINES to burn the gas to produce electricity.
Just another gravy train Express
 

system32

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NO.
Eskom has proved it can't build.
Break up Eskom first.
Use IPP model.
 

Sarg3_ZN

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How about No. Why not build a huge begging bowl. Once we are down graded all the cadres call use it when those western imperialist capatilists come by for a visit.
 

evilstebunny

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Some cadre score a contract again?

Ironic that Richards Bay used to have the aluminum smelters, and electricity was so cheap under the previous government that they signed unbelievable deals with these companies just so they could manufacture something with our excess. Now: blackouts.
 

j4ck455

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The debt-laden company is asking a High Court to review a price increase awarded by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa.

Eskom was granted an electricity price increase of 9.4% in April, less than the 17% it has requested. The utility will raise tariffs by 8.1% next year and 5.2% the one after.
Eskom is already getting huge bailouts from tax payers, and I'm convinced that the only reason NERSA didn't side with Eskom on the 17% increase is that corrupt individuals within NERSA were concerned about the unwanted attention they would receive after a predictable public revolt stemming from a 17% increase.
 

lsheed_cn

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Ironically this plant looks like a good idea.

Natural gas supplies are available at the port (as noted in other posts above - from Moz).
It would make for a good backup for renewables when needed, as gas can be scaled up on demand.

Although knowing Eskom, this will be used improperly as primary generation, much like the generation at Ankerlig.
 

Lupus

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Could they perhaps finish what that start first? I mean you've got two massive white elephants you've wasted billions on that were supposed to go live 6 years ago?
 
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