The incorrect media release today that Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has given the Western Cape government the go-ahead to explore alternative energy sources. (EWN 19/11/2019).
This followed by a COCT media release immediately to rectify the articles perception but included…..
“….excitement evoked showed just how much people want IPPs to be a part of the energy mix, and highlights the anxiety many ordinary South Africans feel about their energy future.
If the City of Cape Town and some of the province’s municipalities directly contract with IPPs, this would alleviate some of the immense pressure that Eskom is currently experiencing and would give Eskom the opportunity to address its growing maintenance backlog.
This would be a win-win situation for everyone involved.Everyone? Do you hear anything about the Consumer? Unless all is disclosed, be careful of your “excitement“.
The short Radio interview by Sandra gives lots for thought!