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SA power station emissions plans must balance energy, water and environment needs

Eskom says that its plan to retrofit the Medupi power station with flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) – a mechanism that controls emissions or emission control equipment − six years after each unit has been commissioned remain unchanged and does not differ from the original environmental approval.

Since the FGD will only be retrofitted after the South African National Emission Standards come into place in April 2015, Eskom has to apply for a postponement of the compliance timeframe for the national sulphur dioxide emissions standards for Medupi power station.

Eskom says it is still committed to the undertakings made as part of the World Bank approval process and which were the subject of a rigorous review by an independent panel of experts. Read on ESI-Africa >

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