Gas holds big opportunity for Southern Africa energy generation

Engineering News 30 October 2012.

While coal continues to play an important role in Southern Africa’s energy mix, the biggest opportunity for energy generation over the next two decades would be in the gas sector,Thomas Garner, the CEO of Exxaro and Tata Power’s clean energy company Cennergi, said on Tuesday.

“With Mozambique and Botswana’s gas fields being currently developed, we are going to see big deals coming into play,” he said at a Geological Society of South Africa conference, in Johannesburg.

Garner also said renewable-energy sources would grow in importance, especially in South Africa, where there is a 5 000 MW power deficit…

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