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Govt to issue gas-to-power tender in 2015

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Bar unforeseen circumstances, government will issue a tender for a gas-to-power project before the end of the year, Transform SA Online gathered during a press conference.

According to the Deputy director general for Energy Planning at the Department of Energy, Ompi Aphane, government was keen to take advantage of lower global gas prices and kick-start the development of gas infrastructure in South Africa.

As part of the gas power generation initiative, power generating ships or barges would dock at ports and supply electricity to the national grid.

“We would definitely want to see an interim solution in the very short term, in other words within months, because that is very critical to ameliorate the load shedding that we have,” Aphane said.

Aphane said the government was looking at all solutions, including piping or importing liquefied natural gas with the aim of generating an extra 3 000

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