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South Africa: Eskom mulls ocean-current power option

Africa's biggest electricity supplier, Eskom was working with the UK and Norway to establish means by which it could best exploit the large-scale of ocean currents surrounding South Africa to generate electricity.
Speaking at a South Africa-France innovation partnership function, in Johannesburg, Eskom research and technology general manager Sam Tshabala said that the company had done a study in 2004, for which the results were “very encouraging”, and Eskom would soon begin with its efforts to prove the concept's feasibility, and that it had identified a site for a pilot project.

The power producer had also been working with the UK and Norway, which had rolled out similar projects.

Additional information: Read the full story at Engineering News web site
News date: 17/11/2006

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