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Independent power is the way to go, says Eskom chief


Independent power is the way to go, says Eskom chief

In stark contrast to the previous regime, he believes it’s a great opportunity to attract extra investment

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Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter, in sharp contrast to the previous regime at the utility, has expressed his strong support for independent power producers, saying the best way to increase SA’s energy security is to bring more private producers onto the national grid.

De Ruyter was interviewed on Business Day TV’s Political Currency show with Tim Modise on Wednesday evening.

He said SA needed additional generation capacity and he was pleased to see the National Energy Regulator of SA’s (Nersa) concurrence with a determination by minister of mineral resources and energy Gwede Mantashe to procure about 11.8GW of additional electricity over the next number of years...

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