Only 150MW of 2,000MW emergency power will be ready by 2023

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Only 150MW of 2,000MW emergency power will be ready by 2023

South Africa made some progress toward adding new generation to its underpowered electricity grid, signing power purchase agreements for 150 megawatts of capacity from private projects by developer Scatec ASA that were selected a year ago.

The government’s emergency power program, also known as the risk mitigation program, has experienced multiple delays as the nation heads for a record year of electricity cuts because state-owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is unable to meet demand.

[Bloomberg]
 
The irony there is that more than 150MW of private sector (residential and commercial) Solar has gone onto the grid since they signed. Likely far far more.
 
And 10 000MW in breakdowns
more like over 12 000MW consistently that never seems to improve in any shape or form.

Nvm, you do 5000+MW of planned work in the summer for years already yet the unplanned figure is always somehow magically between 12-15000MW.
 
more like over 12 000MW consistently that never seems to improve in any shape or form.

Nvm, you do 5000+MW of planned work in the summer for years already yet the unplanned figure is always somehow magically between 12-15000MW.
additional to what we experience now. So make that 22-25 000MW
 
Brought to you by the same government who promised to build 1 million houses in a year. Look how that turned out!
 
The irony there is that more than 150MW of private sector (residential and commercial) Solar has gone onto the grid since they signed. Likely far far more.

Yeah I would hazard a guess that its probably approaching 1000MW of "business" that Eskom has lost out on forever... and that number will only climb over time.
 
So whats the details for the delays on the other 630?
 
This doesn't even compensate for the power stations that are being decommissioned over the next few years, let alone covering future growth?

Is there even a medium/long term plan at this stage?
 
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