Unconventional power generation opportunities in South Africa include combined heat and power projects, power generation using smelter gas, mining coal gas utilization and landfill gas projects.

This presentation will focus on the Durban Landfill Gas to Electricity project. It will give an overview of the project from the inception to the current status. It will also cover issues, such as:

  • Why the project came about
  • The process
  • The challenges
  • Lessons learnt
  • Show me the money
  • Conclusion

Key Speakers

Presented by John Parkin, Deputy Head: Plant & Engineering, eThekwini Municipality.

John obtained both his BScEng & MScEng from UKZN. He is a registered professional Civil Engineer. After a short stint with consultants, John joined the then Durban City Council in 1979. John started in structures then moved to construction where he spent almost 8 years building infrastructure in the City.

After a very short stint in Housing, John eventually found his calling in the then Sanitation Division. John has spent the past 25 years in Solid Waste Management. His current position is that of Deputy Head: Plant & Engineering and he is responsible for Landfills, Transfer Stations, Fleet, Workshops, Research and more recently Waste Technologies.

Unconventional power generation opportunities in South Africa include combined heat and power projects, power generation using smelter gas, mining coal gas utilization and landfill gas projects.

This presentation will focus on the Durban Landfill Gas to Electricity project. It will give an overview of the project from the inception to the current status. It will also cover issues, such as:

Why the project came about

The process

The challenges

Lessons learnt

Show me the money

Conclusion

Key Speakers

Presented by John Parkin, Deputy Head: Plant & Engineering, eThekwini Municipality.

John obtained both his BScEng & MScEng from UKZN. He is a registered professional Civil Engineer. After a short stint with consultants, John joined the then Durban City Council in 1979. John started in structures then moved to construction where he spent almost 8 years building infrastructure in the City.

After a very short stint in Housing, John eventually found his calling in the then Sanitation Division. John has spent the past 25 years in Solid Waste Management. His current position is that of Deputy Head: Plant & Engineering and he is responsible for Landfills, Transfer Stations, Fleet, Workshops, Research and more recently Waste Technologies.