The Eastern Cape (EC) Province is emerging as an energy hub, reflective of South Africa’s (SA) approach to a diversified energy mix. South Africa’s sunshine coast has prioritized unlocking the Oceans Economy through advancing the Oil and Gas (OG) opportunities in the province. Marking the 19th annual African Utility Week, which will take place in Cape Town from 14 – 16 May 2019. The EC province will play a pivotal role in highlighting the potential of the province and its progress from an Energy front.
“Our participation in one of the discussion panels will touch on the continued progress the EC Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) has put in the OG strategic framework for the province as well as ongoing activities,” says Bongani Gxilishe, Head of Department DEDEAT. “The strategic framework is aimed at enabling a rapid coordinated development for the province to meet the demand for identified products and services within the gas-to-power value chain and to ensure that progress within the LNG sector provide for maximum localised benefit,” says Gxilishe.
The above approach is integral to the medium term objective of enabling and unlocking