Private power producers can lease land from Eskom - starting in Mpumalanga

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Eskom leasing its land to private power producers

Eskom says that it will lease the land it owns near its power stations through an auction to private investors for renewable electricity generation.

Kicking off in Mpumalanga, private power producers may use the land to generate electricity for their own consumption or for sale to third parties.
 
...probably need to connect those renewable energy sites up to the adjacent power plant to supplement it.
 
And so the privatisation begins. When governments fail, the private sector is there ready and waiting. I guess at this stage Saffers will probably be ok with paying a premium for reliability.
 
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And so the privatisation begins. When government fail, the private sector is there ready and waiting. I guess at this stage Saffers will probably be ok with praying a premium for reliability.
Referring to your profile pic. Adore is a great album and always was. Pity that only now more people are liking it compared to when it released
 
Advantage: Immediate connection to the grid.
Disadvantage: Not optimum location for renewables.
Those do not matter. The cadres will be getting rich by forcing the use of "their land" and their set inflated prices for the new BEE tender company masquerading as an IPP. Tenders for cadres galore!
 
Advantage: Immediate connection to the grid.
Disadvantage: Not optimum location for renewables.
Yup exactly.... Smokey, dirty, dusty location, does not bode well for Solar.
Feels a bit like a "told you so" kind of moment. See we are helping but no one wants our land...
 
The maximum amount of electricity generation capacity per project will be capped at 100MW, and the lease will be for a minimum period of 20 years.
Why? Why? And, why? Greedy 'papboep' mantpoese again?
 
If I recall correctly, the 100MW is only for private power generation without a license, if you go through the bidding windows it can be more.
 
Is there a reason why 100MW?
100MW is the current limit before you need a license which means you need to go through IPP bidding window.

Used to be 1MW I think it was, still hasn't been finalized in regards to full process of 100MW though, or at least still haven't heard of single project that has been built according to the new rules.
 
Why? Why? And, why? Greedy 'papboep' mantpoese again?

100MW is the current limit where you don't need NERSA permission, so paperwork is basically done and dusted.

As soon as you go over that, need 12-18 months of bullshit.

Smart money is probably going the route of make a separate entity for each 100MW and have 5 or 10 entities for 500MW - 1GW supplied to Eskom...
 
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