Eskom proposes hydro-electricity generators on the Congo, by David Hopkins

Friday, March 4, 2005

One of Africa’s biggest electricity generating companies is drawing up plans to harness the power of the Congo River to generate electricity. Reuel Khoza, chairman of the South African based power company Eskom Holdings, announced the plans at the “Africa Business and Sustainable Development” meeting during UNEP’s 23rd Governing Council Ministerial Environment Forum. “Africa urgently needs energy to lift its people out of poverty and deliver sustainable development. The Congo River offers enormous opportunities for doing this. We calculate that hydro electricity from the Congo could generate more than 40,000 megawatts, enough to power Africa’s industrialisation with the possibility of selling the surplus to Europe.”
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Source: Edie Newsroom