South Africa is asking independent power producers to lower electricity costs as part of the rescue of Eskom, the insolvent state-owned utility.
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With South Africa’s state electricity utility in dire financial straits and straining to meet demand, the government has reverted to courting independent renewable energy producers to help power the economy.
South Africa is looking to spend billions of rand to secure energy from mega-projects on the continent at a time when state power utility Eskom is broke and struggling to supply enough electricity.
South Africa is considering doubling the amount of electricity it plans to buy from a proposed multibillion-dollar hydro power plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
South Africa has dropped proposals to boost supply from nuclear plants in its latest energy blueprint and will increasingly bring in renewable sources as it trims a reliance on coal.
Government’s long-awaited signing of agreements with 27 renewable energy independent power producer projects on Tuesday was blocked by an interdict that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa