South Africa foresees reliance on coal despite rise in gas-fired capacity

Only Subscribers can read the full Article

Gas-fired and renewable power plants are expected to form the bulk of installed generation capacity in South Africa by 2050, but coal and nuclear could still account for most of the power mix despite no new reactors coming online until the late 2030s, the country’s energy ministry said this week.

According to a presentation published this week, the ministry’s base case scenario for new-build plants over the next three and a half decades in the country rising to roughly 130 GW by 2050, with capacity split between wind, solar and other renewables (43%), OCGTs and CCGTs (27%), nuclear (16%), coal (12%) and other sources (2%).

Subscription Benefits

Our three titles – LNG Business Review, Gas Matters and Gas Matters Today – tackle the biggest questions on global developments and major industry trends through a mixture of news, profiles and analysis.

LNG Business Review

LNG Business Review seeks to discover new truths about today’s LNG industry. It strives to widen market players’ scope of reference by actively engaging with events, offering new perspectives while challenging existing ones, and never shying away from being a platform for debate.

Gas Matters

Gas Matters digs deep into the stories of today, keeping the challenges of tomorrow in its sights. Weekly features and interviews, informed by unrivalled in-house expertise, offer a fresh perspective on events as well as thoughtful, intelligent analysis that dares to challenge the status quo.

Gas Matters Today

Gas Matters Today cuts through the bluster of online news and views to offer trustworthy, informed perspectives on major events shaping the gas and LNG industries. This daily news service provides unparalleled insight by drawing on the collective knowledge of in-house reporters, specialist contributors and extensive archive to go beyond the headlines, making it essential reading for gas industry professionals.

Did you know that your Internet Explorer Browser is out of date?

Your MS Internet Explorer browser is out of date, and will not be fully compatible with our website. For best browsing experience we recommend that you upgrade your IE browser to a more recent version or use an alternative, more recent browser.