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02/09/2011 (On-The-Air)

Published 02 Sep 11       By: Terence Creamer
It’s that time again on a Friday when AMLive presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Terence Creamer, editor of Engineering News and a contributing editor at Mining Weekly.

De Gouveia: Power-intensive companies in South Africa are beginning to openly express concern about the current tariff trajectory, which they claim could undermine existing investments and forestall yet others.

Creamer: The Energy Intensive Users Group, with includes South Africa’s largest mining and industrial business in South Africa, has done some work on what it calls South Africa’s power price path.

De Gouveia: Power prices aside, there have been some developments on the beneficiation policy front this week.

Creamer: Yes, the issue of adding value to South Africa’s minerals ahead of export has been knocking around for years if not decades.

De Gouveia: There have also been new developments on the renewable energy front since we spoke last week.

Creamer: Last week, I told you that developers were going through tender documentation related to the first 3 725 MW of renewable energy capacity that the Department of Energy wants delivered into the grid between 2012 and 2016.

De Gouveia: Terence Creamer is editor of Engineering News and a contributing editor at Mining Weekly. Martin Creamer will be back At The Coal-Face at the same time next Friday.