Innovative clean fuel technology for Kusile



GE recently announced that it has successfully commenced commercial operations of Unit One of Eskom’s Kusile coal-fired power station. The company is responsible for, among other things, the wet flue gas desulfurisation plant (WFGD). The WFGD plant is an environmental control solution which will help to make Kusile one of the cleanest coal fired power plants on the continent. Ultra-supercritical power generation technology keeps raising the efficiency bar of coal power plants. It has achieved 47,5% efficiency in the world’s most efficient coal power plant in Germany, well above the global average of 33%. Each percentage point improvement in efficiency is significant as each point reduces CO2 emissions from coal power plants by 2%. Kusile is the first power plant in Africa to deploy WFGD to ensure the removal of sulfur and dust from the air, ensuring that Kusile coal power plant will comply with the most stringent international standards.

Contact Lerato Molebatsi, GE Power, Tel 011 234-0054, lerato.molebatsi@ge.com

 

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