Electricity minister eyes Nelson Mandela Bay power plant

Ramokgopa wants Dedisa to be a gas-powered site and relieve pressure on country’s grid

With plans for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant at the Coega special economic zone, electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is pushing to convert the Dedisa Peaking Power plant currently fuelled by diesel into a gas-powered site.

When the R3.5bn peaking plant was built it was designed in such a way as to make the conversion from diesel to gas easier...

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