Joburg’s plan to take over Eskom areas should remain in the ...

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Joburg’s plan to take over Eskom areas should remain in the dark: experts

They say the city lacks the competence and financial wherewithal to do so, but the mayor disagrees

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Johannesburg’s plan to take over electricity supply from Eskom-owned areas in the city is a recipe for disaster.

This was said by experts on Tuesday after Joburg mayor Geoffrey Makhubo said City Power was exploring the “feasibility of alternative” energy sources to diversify its energy mix.

“This has a potential to address some of the electricity supply constraints, as well as ensuring all communities are provided with reliable and continuous energy supply to improve quality of life and contribute positively to economic development,” Makhubo said while delivering his state of the city address. ..

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