South Africa’s environment department said on Thursday that it had refused applications by Karpowership for environmental authorisations for three gas-to-power projects.
A floating gas-turbine generator meant to alleviate South Africa’s crippling power cuts has run into objections by oyster farmers and small-scale fishermen.
The debacle surrounding South Africa’s bid to secure emergency power supplies has highlighted a dysfunctional energy policy that’s subjecting the country to intermittent blackouts.
South Africa’s plans to tap emergency power from vessel-based plants faces another potential snag, with business groups questioning whether proper processes are being followed.
South Africa said a legal challenge to its award of a power supply contract worth an estimated R218-billion by DNG Energy was “without merit” and “self-serving”.
A legal wrangle over a power supply contract worth an estimated R218-billion could derail the South African government’s attempts to ease electricity shortages.
A flurry of social media activity by online influencers appears to be an attempt to minimise the impact of negative media coverage of the Karpowership gas-to-electricity consortium.