Eskom sees transformation potential as it works on coal-cliff solutions

Terence Creamer | 08 August 2013 | Engineering News

State electricity producer Eskom reports that it is working on a comprehensive response to what is being termed a ‘coal supply cliff’, which could result in yearly shortfalls of up to 40-million tons from 2018, as existing medium-term contracts expire and production at some of the older tied collieries declines.

Eskom has also confirmed that it is continuing to premise its security-of-supply response plan on a controversial call for coal to be declared a strategic mineral in line with proposed amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act. Read More.

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