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Minister of Electricity visits 3000 MW gas to power site in Richards Bay

Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, the Minister in The Presidency responsible for Electricity, is today, 03 May 2024, visiting the first of its kind in South Africa, Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP), which is a planned gas-fired power plant that will include open cycle gas turbines and combined cycle gas turbines. 

The plant, located in the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), will have a maximum capacity of 3,000 megawatts. 

This gas-to-power project will be a game changer in addressing South Africa's electricity challenges by offering a reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable energy solution.

The introduction of gas-to-power projects will help diversify the country's energy mix, reducing reliance on coal and promoting cleaner energy sources.

The Minister, joined by the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, and the MEC of Economic Development in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Siboniso Duma, will be briefed by Eskom Executives on the status of the project. 
Members of the media are invited for a door-stop opportunity at the end of programme as follows:

Date: Friday, 03 May 2024
Time: 14h00
Venue: Richards Bay IDZ, 125 Alumina Allee, Alton, Richards Bay

Please contact the following persons when you arrive on site:

- Kutlwano Huma on 0781331482 or 
- Bongi Gwala on 0727934757 or 
- Ndabezintle Sibiya on 0823754742

Media enquires: Tsakane Khambane, spokesperson for the Ministry in The Presidency responsible for Electricity, on 082 084 5566

Issued by: The Ministry in The Presidency responsible for Electricity

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