Eskom backtracks, wants review of green energy project

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Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Cape Town – While Eskom said it remains committed to sign all of the remaining renewable energy independent power producer (REIPP) contracts under the current bid window, it reportedly backtracked on this pledge last week.

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe reportedly refused to sign an agreement for a government approved concentrated solar project with Acwa/Redstone in the Northern Cape last Wednesday. It was the second time he had refused to sign the agreement, signalling a move to disrupt the successful REIPP programme.

However, Eskom said this was not the case.

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