South African mines could generate their own electricity before the end of 2020

Several South African mines have plans to roll out their own power generation capacity over the next few years.

A presentation by the Minerals Council at this year’s Mining Indaba showed that at least seven mining companies are either busy developing or considering potential projects.

The total electricity that could be generated by these projects amounts to 609MW, with 586MW being sourced from photovoltaic (PV) solar installations.

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