South Africa Gas Options
The 2nd Annual South Africa Gas Options meeting taking place on 3rd - 5th October at The Westin Cape Town hotel, will focus on a key theme of strengthening regional co-operation in the long-term development of gas to power. Cross-border infrastructure being a core topic for discussion will be vital to the success of the region’s gas-to- power program.
Last year, South Africa launched its ambitious gas-to- power program, rolling out a request for information as the government sought accelerated growth to address the current energy crisis facing the country. South Africa has over the past 12 months garnered international interest for the introduction of a standardised procurement process. The South Africa Gas Options 2015 meeting was an enormous success, with over 300 people attending a packed-out forum. The meeting heard directly from Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the IPP Office, and presidential advisers specifically seeking to engage with the private sector on RFI to RFP.
Excitingly, the gas-to- power landscape in South Africa has moved even further forward with the recent call for expressions of interest for the appointment of strategic partners to assist state-owned companies in the development of a 600MW gas-fired power plant. This is in addition to the existing determination for the 3,126MW gas-to- power program for which a PIM will be issued between June and August 2016.