Coal Market Study

Feb 1, 2014

Eskom is facing large changes in the coal market, and is experiencing upward pressure on its new coal purchases. The situation raised concerns about the continue reliability of supply to its older power stations on the Mpumalanga Highveld.

Project Description

We collaborated with Econex and Eskom by leading a project to produce a large study of the coal market in South Africa. The investigation focussed on outlining the key characteristics of the South African coal market (including the export component); on reviewing Eskom’s future coal requirements; on identifying and investigating the key challenges that Eskom faces in meeting its future coal supply objectives; and on outlining the key choices, policies and strategies that will be required to meet its objectives.