Energy

South Africa Energy 2012
South Africa’s energy landscape is defined by increasing demand and limited capacity as the country’s energy needs have risen rapidly in recent years. Underinvestment in infrastructure remains a key challenge for the sector. The government has in recent years sought to develop a long-term energy strategy and has launched major efforts to diversify electricity-generating capacity, reduce dependence on coal and seek alternative sources of hydrocarbons. The country is also looking at how to ensure demand- and supply-side management, as well as incorporate improved energy efficiency into its plans and the use of renewables, which are expected to account for 42% of additional generating sources, or a total of 17.8 GW, by 2030. This chapter contains interviews with Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy; Brian Dames, Chief Executive, Eskom; Bonang Mohale, Chairman, Shell South Africa; and David Constable, CEO, Sasol.
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