In 2017 Dedisa Peaking Power partnered with Mfesane NPO on an initiative to train ten unemployed youth from
Blue Water Ext, in an effort to upskill them to provide basic health care in the community; a desperately needed
service for a community without a clinic.
The ten beneficiaries graduated on 24 May 2018 at an auspicious event that was held at Wells Estate Community Hall.
Community members, family and friends of graduates, government officials and the media attended the graduation ceremony.
The graduates received their primary healthcare certificates for completing the 12-month long training as well as certificates
for entrepreneurship and leadership.
The aim of the training is to empower and equip them with much needed soft skills.
The health care givers will continue to provide personalised, home-based, and health care services to those residents in the Wells
Estate and Bluewater Bay Extension, who cannot access the clinic due to the distance. Many community members are on chronic medication
and some are not physically fit to walk the long distance to the Wells Estate clinic for treatment.
Dedisa Peaking Power will continue to provide the health care workers that graduated in May, with a monthly stipend
for the 2018/2019 program. As a result of the success of the initiative, Dedisa Peaking Power will also recruit 10
more youth members during the month of July to September 2018 and the training will commence in January 2019, in order
to increase the number of health care workers to reach more community members.
One of Dedisa Peaking Power’s Socio Economic Development initiatives is responding to the social challenges
faced by communities close to the plant. The lack of sanitary pads for young girls from disadvantaged communities
is still a key challenge in South Africa.
Dedisa Peaking Power recognises this need and has collaborated with Imbumba
Foundation’s Caring4Girls initiative since 2016 to provide sanitary pads to five schools around the Coega region: the schools are
Soqhayisa, Walmer, Lungisa, Cowan, Qaphelani and Khwezi Lomso high school.
Dedisa’s commitment to the above schools is to provide the girls with a year’s supply of sanitary pads.
The first school to receive the first six month’s supply of the sanitary pads was Soqayisa senior secondary on 29 May 2018.
Imbumba Foundation facilitated the rest of the distribution during the month July when schools re-opened with the remaining six months’
supply to be distributed in November 2018.
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Open cycle gas turbines have been reported to have significant reduction for
pollutants such as sulfur dioxides (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (Nox).
the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) generates steam that goes to the steam turbine. From the steam turbine, the power
plant is able to generate more electricity instead of rejecting the waste heat to the environment. In other words, the combined
cycle gas turbine maximizes efficiency.
Like a motorcar engine, a gas engine power plant is characterized by a four-stroke cycle. The major
difference is that the fuel is natural gas or others.