JOHANNESBURG - About 6,000 abandoned mines in South Africa have the potential to become hydroelectric energy sites.
A feasibility study is being conducted by Swedish, German and local firms.
This could hold some solutions to the country’s energy crisis.
The capital costs to convert a depleted mine will be less than constructing a new above-ground hydroelectric plant.
The country has at least four operational large pumped storage schemes,
However, companies are seeking new ways of implementing these renewable energy systems.