IPPs do not impact Eskom’s finances negatively: expert

Independent Power Producers comprise less than 5% of Eskom sales, members of Parliament have heard. The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises was on Wednesday briefed by several stakeholders in the energy industry on measures to solve Eskom’s operational and governance challenges. Among them was UCT Professor Anton Eberhard, who also[…]

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Eskom CEO says entry of IPPs onto grid to cost R18 billion

Andre de Ruyter, Eskom’s chief executive officer, has said that while he favours letting companies generate their own power there will be significant initial costs if they are to sell their excess generation into the South African grid. Frustrated by regular power cuts, mining and industrial companies have been pushing[…]

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