Energy infrastructure set to improve in South Africa

18 February 2011

South Africa's energy infrastructure may be set to improve as the country has been pinpointed as an area of investor interest in the renewable sector.

Greg Nott, international lawyer and special adviser to the Energy Indaba, told Creamer Media's Engineering News that the industry is vital to the development of the economy.

He added the country's president, Jacob Zuma, wants to see green technologies supported.

"The recent activity in the renewable energy market shows heightened interest by investors," Mr Nott remarked.

He observed the Department of Trade and Industry said energy infrastructure and power generation are two of the priorities for investment in the nation, as Mr Zuma has recognised the industry could be an opportunity to become a gateway for Africa.

Kenya is another country set to enhance its energy infrastructure as two power substations are to be improved.

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company has handed the contract to Siemens, which is worth $33.7 million (£21.2 million).

Category: Energy

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