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Waste-to-power projects hindered by lack of government support

Government incentives in South Africa remain a deterrent for potential waste-to-power market entrants, such as feed-in-tariffs.

Speaking with Jens Reich from STEAG Energy Services GmbH at the recent POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa conference in Johannesburg, such incentives are needed to make these waste-to-power projects feasible.

Explaining the greater project benefits, Reich notes that job creation is high in terms of waste collection and waste treatment.

In an economy where job unemployment is currently sitting at around 27.2%, these are real impacts that these projects could make, in addition to the great environmental benefits that it would provide.

Watch the full video interview with Reich below.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.