South Africa power generation pipeline

South Africa: Private sector boom turns power system inside out

Issue 495 - 20 Nov 2023 - By John Hamilton , Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 5 minute read

The future of electric power generation in South Africa is no longer in the hands of state-owned utility Eskom. Although it controls more than 80% of installed capacity, including 45GW of coal-fired generation, changes in the electricity supply industry are now being driven by the installation of many gigawatts-worth of captive solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, following the removal of licence restrictions.

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