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Miners fume over Nersa delays to approve solar plans


Miners fume over Nersa delays to approve solar plans

Even though they have alternatives to Eskom, mining companies are hammered with the new carbon tax

Allan Seccombe

The desire by mining companies to reduce their exposure to Eskom is made clear by the growing list of those flagging to investors that they have solar projects in the wings.

Harmony is the latest to speak of adding solar and renewable energy to its source of electricity – but again it’s the same refrain that the application to the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) has been submitted and there’s been no response.

Gold Fields (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=GFI)  (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=GFI)CEO Nick Holland sounded more than a little exasperated at the Nersa delay in approving a solar array near the South Deep gold mine, the last mining asset the company has in SA...

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