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  • May 11, 2021

South Africa has 3300 km of coastline which is suitable for wind generation. The west coast is Atlantic facing with strong wind and the east and south coasts are Indian Ocean facing.... and solar in the middle..

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Matt Chester on May 11, 2021

How interconnected to the main grids will these be, or are they going to be more for local generation and direct consumption? 

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Mark Silverstone on May 12, 2021

Following up Matt’s question: I would guess that SA’s efforts to power the country with coal, in spite of its gigantic disadvantages, would have had the effect of building a large and integrated electric grid. But is that true? Is the grid large and versatile enough to move power from where it is available at a given moment to where it is needed?

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