South Africa’s Egoli Gas Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the US energy solutions company dedicated to delivering clean electricity, Dominovas Energy Corporation, to ensure the delivery of a steady and reliable supply of natural gas to Dominovas for the operation of its 50kW RUBICON Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) System that will produce over 430,000kWh of clean, fuel cell generated electricity in the country each year, reported Petroleum Africa.
Egoli Gas will complete the infrastructure necessary to support a dedicated natural gas pipeline, place meters at the designated termination point, and thus supply required gas supply in order to allow Dominovas Energy to continue the scheduled launch of its next phase of the operation of the RUBICON on the campus at the University of Johannesburg and in other areas across the capital. Egoli Gas expects that the installation will be complete and ready for operational use on 1st April of 2017, Power Engineering informed.
Egoli Gas and Dominovas Energy will work in collaboration to demonstrate the benefits of effective natural gas use and will also set the stage for the long-term relationship between the two firms. The companies will work in partnership on additional multi-MW scale projects within the Egoli Gas footprint in Johannesburg proper, with anticipation of an expanded footprint throughout the country.