One such scheme is the Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme, near Grabouw in the Western Cape.
Palmiet has consistently demonstrated Eskoms commitment to excellence in environmental disciplines.
In the aftermath of the Vaal Uprising, with the deployment of troops on 23 October 1984 during Operation Palmiet
and the heavy presence of police, the townships became embattled areas.
The event will also host site visit tours to some of the most exciting and power plants in Africa, including Katse Dam (one of the 10 largest concrete arch dams in the world in terms of its volume), Steenbras (the first hydroelectric pumped-storage scheme in Africa), Palmiet
PSS (won an award for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement by SAICE) and South Africa's first concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar demonstration plant at the Aquila safari lodge, near Touws River.
Fungi on submerged wood in the Palmiet
River, Durban, South Africa.
Development of this peaceful holiday town was slow at first, but the opening of the Palmiet
River bridge in 1953 and the upgrading of Clarence Drive in the 1980s (the road from Gordon's Bay to Kleimnond, which has been described as one of the three most beautiful coastal routes in the world) brought more and more visitors to the area.
The Small Grain Institute (Private Bag X29, Bethlehem 9700, South Africa) independently used PI 294994 to develop a number of near-isogenic lines in the cultivar Palmiet
The existing 400 MW Palmiet
and 1000 MW Drakensberg plants constantly re-use water in a closed loop, which is then returned to a reservoir by utilising the turbines as pumps.
Samancor Chrome closed its Palmiet
ferrochrome operation in Krugersdorp in late November.
Water resources are at a premium in South Africa and the Drakensberg pumped storage scheme near Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal and the Palmiet pumped storage scheme near Grabouw in the Western Cape play an unusual dual role in making optimum use of this scarce resource.
The Palmiet pumped storage station transfers water from the Palmiet River catchment into the Steenbras Dam to supplement Cape Towns water supply.
The source of DO used in this study was a newly developed near isogenic line of the cultivar Palmiet