Date set for signing of contracts for 27 independent electricity projects

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom is to sign long-delayed agreements with independent producers for renewable energy next week, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe announced.

The 27 renewable energy projects would create more than 61,000 new jobs and enable R56-billion of new investment in the economy, he said in a statement.

Eskom has been stalling on payment of the projects, despite former president Jacob Zuma having announced two years ago that the projects would go ahead.

Published in ENCA, 8th March, 2018