Eskom's De Ruyter wants private power generation

Hanno Labuschagne

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Eskom's De Ruyter wants private power generation

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter welcomes the plan to allow for private power generation from certain companies, according to a report from The Sunday Times.

The report said De Ruyter proposed unbundling the power utility and allowing independent power producers (IPPs) to generate their own electricity three years ago, when he was first interviewed for the job.

“Even before I was approached for a role at Eskom, I was an advocate for this, as it will lead to greater efficiency, better accountability and a reduction in aggregate risk,” De Ruyter told The Sunday Times.
 

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Or the ANC.
Therein lies the crux of the problem. Cyril will put a stop to it... Or find a way to tax it into oblivion.
Either way private generation will happen and is already happening whether it be via IPPs or citizens and companies going solar.
 

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""...particularly with the pressure to close a number of coal-generating power stations,” Mantashe stated."

Very peculiar!
 

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South Africa doesn’t need another state-controlled entity for electricity generation when there is a myriad of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) who are ready and willing to generate electricity in order to diversify South Africa’s energy mix, making it more reliable and cheaper
Amen!
 

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The won't allow it. This is a Socialist Government. Power is absolutely everything.
The solutions are simple and straightforward, but we are dealing with a corrupt government who ran every SOE into the ground and under no circumstance will relinquish power. This makes things a bit more complicated.
 

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The solutions are simple and straightforward, but we are dealing with a corrupt government who ran every SOE into the ground and under no circumstance will relinquish power. This makes things a bit more complicated.
What are those solutions? :unsure:
 

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Agree private generation is happening already like it or not. Companies cannot continue to risk their entire existence.
What is not moving fast enough is to allow those that do, to sell surplus capacity into the Grid.
 
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