Durban - Plans are under way for Durban to be the first South
African city to generate electricity from the sea, The Mercury reported on
The project involves using the fast flowing Agulhas current
to power floating generators.
Durban Investment Promotion Agency acting head Russell
Curtis told The Mercury environmental impact studies still needed to be
"If everyone is happy from the environmental point of
view, Durban will be the first customer to get electricity from the
project," he was quoted as saying.
Ratepayers would not fund the development, which would cost
The project, set to be installed next year, was being driven
by the city and business.