Anglo-American will be speaking at the event about the opportunities for solar PV to have a growing impact in supplying green, secure and cost effective electricity to heavy industry in Africa. They will also be joined at the event by national utility Eskom and key financiers Nedbank Capital and Investec.
In a recent industry survey 51.4% of the PV industry in South Africa viewed industrial and commercial deployment as the best growth prospect in the next 5-10 years. Mining companies in South Africa currently enjoy cheap Eskom electricity – however many are seeking to procure solar power to secure their supply and improve their environmental image.
Anglo-American holds substantial coal and platinum mining assets in South Africa which are incredibly energy intensive. In order to aid its energy supply Anglo-American recently awarded a 240 kWp contract to SolarPower Africa to build a grid-connected, ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system to provide electricity to its central administration offices at the Kriel colliery, in Mpumalanga.
PV Project Development Africa 2014 (9-10 September, Johannesburg) will be addressing in detail the commercial evolution and sustainability of the South African PV market.
Anglo-American can be seen alongside other event speakers at: http://bit.ly/angeloamerican
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