Self-generated power focuses on efficiency

Zest Energy recently installed a turnkey diesel power generation facility for the Balama graphite project in a remote region of Mozambique. Technology options such as variable speed drives can further enhance efficiencies and reduce the consumptive demands that a standalone power plant will have to meet; regeneration strategies also lower costs by feeding power back into the network.

Alastair Gerrard, the company’s managing director, says there is also potential for “heat and power” co-generation as an efficiency strategy. He sees a trend among many industrial users towards pursuing higher energy efficiencies, as this can improve the cost-per-hour of running their assets and lead to a reduction in emissions by using more efficient technologies. The company has a wide footprint across Africa – including its own entities in Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Ghana, which allows it to implement and service projects to high standards.

Contact Kirsten Larkan, Zest weg group, Tel 011 723-6000,




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