[Coal]GE calls for more coal power within the IRP

GE calls for more coal power within the IRP
m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ge-calls-for-more-coal-power-within-the-irp-2018-10-17 GE calls for more coal power within the IRP 17th October 2018 BY: KIM CLOETE CREAMER MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
General Electric (GE) has called on the South African government to reconsider investing in a further 1 600 MW of coal-fired power generation capacity, describing it as “the lifeblood” of South Africa’s economy, a significant job creator and important source of foreign exchange.
“The removal of 1 600 MW as envisaged in the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) would be a big blow to investor confidence and aspiring new black entrants and regress the country’s transformation agenda of skills development and job creation,” a team from GE Steam Power Systems said in a submission to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Energy on Wednesday.

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