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DNG Energy and CoJ in talks to create private alternative power energy

MMC Lawrence Khoza and his delegation met with DNG executive committee at their Germiston plant, to map a way forward following the announcement made by the Department of Minerals and Energy that Municipalities can now generate their own alternative energy.

“The meeting between DNG Energy and the MMC for Economic Development in the City of Johannesburg and his officials on 10 May 2021 was a follow up to a February meeting and served as a confirmation of the Executive (MMC’s) commitment to the proposed public private participation programme aimed at addressing the City’s energy needs, according to DNG in a press statement.

“The discussions highlighted the seriousness of the City in its own Economic Recovery and reconstruction plan to assist businesses and citizens. DNG is looking at the LNG value chain from source to consumption holistically.

The environmental, social and economic benefits that come with the use of LNG including helping South Africa to meet its targets in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, driving economic growth, improving the livelihoods of all citizens, inequality, poverty eradication and job creation,” says MMC Khoza.

“Energy is crucial for investment attraction and as the City of Johannesburg we are committed to generating sufficient energy from alternative sources.

A reignited Johannesburg economy post Covid-19 needs reliable energy supply. Investments would be attracted on the basis that the City is able to provide the required electricity,” continued MMC Khoza.

Delta Natural Gas- Energy is a leading company in the Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) arena and they see the City of Johannesburg as a strategic partner in unlocking economic growth and addressing the impact caused by Covid-19.

“The meeting concluded with a visit to DNG Energy’s technical sites to showcase its capabilities and readiness to deliver on the energy plans,” says DNG.

Going forward, commitment to finalise contractual arrangements and plans to deliver on the proposed program to bring relief to the citizens after the devastating effects of Covid 19, continues.

During his State of the City Address last week, Mayor Geoff Makhubo said the City will be engaging with Eskom on how to ease the workload on their shoulders by opening talks with private sector to source its own energy.

In brief, DNG Energy is bringing Liquefied Natural Gas to South Africa, making a cleaner, cheaper fuel alternative available to the market.

A 100% black-owned African entity, DNG Energy is creating a pan-African LNG supply network, and championing the use of LNG for road and maritime transport, specifically for mini-bus taxis, trucks, buses and ships, as a first step in contributing to sustainable development.

DNG Energy has received a license for LNG bunkering in South Africa’s busiest port, Algoa Bay; a significant global maritime hub, with more than 56,000 vessels transiting every year.

With development and expansion infrastructure programmes planned for South Africa, Mozambique and Nigeria, DNG Energy is looking at the LNG value chain from source to consumption holistically. The environmental, social, and economic benefits that come with the use of LNG include helping the country meet its targets in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, driving economic growth, and improving the lives of all citizens.

DNG Energy was founded by South African entrepreneur, Aldworth Mbalati in 2013 with the vision of achieving energy security and stability with responsible and sustainable energy solutions for Africa.

Image (Energy is his game. Aldworth Mbalati the CEO at DNG Energy).

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