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South Africa: Cape Town plans for 560MW of renewable energy

Issue 483 - 28 Apr 2023 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 1 minute read

Cape Town has announced plans to procure 560MW of renewable energy, as the Democratic Party-run city continues with its efforts to cut its dependence on an unreliable national grid and provide cover from the impact of load-shedding by national utility Eskom.  City authorities have also announced plans to build a 60MW solar PV and battery plant outside Somerset West, with support from the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF).

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