South Africa: Eskom renewables comments leave industry bewildered

Issue 324 - 27 May 2016 | 6 minute read

Disparaging comments about renewable technology by Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe at the quarterly State of the System briefing in Cape Town on 12 May have drawn widespread criticism from the industry. The comments come at a time when Eskom’s financial situation and failure to coordinate with the Department of Energy (DoE)’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office have become major bottlenecks.

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