IDC sees big cogen potential as 8 MW SACC plant opens

SAAEA 21 March 2013.

South African mineral smelters and chemical plants have the potential to generate more than 2 000 MW of electricity from hot gases, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) CEO Geoffrey Qhena said at the official launch of the SA Calcium Carbide (SACC) cogeneration (cogen) facility this week.

The R115-million, 8 MW cogen plant, converts waste gas produced during the carbide production process into electricity using four GE-Jenbacher 620 gas engines…

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