IPPs get ready to sign after Zuma fuels Eskom action

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President Jacob Zuma. (Supplied, Msholozi)
President Jacob Zuma. (Supplied, Msholozi)

Cape Town – Eskom has set the ball rolling to sign 26 power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will mean independent power producers (IPPs) can start construction on wind and solar projects.

Eskom’s acting CEO Matshela Koko said on Friday the power utility will sign the PPAs, while the Department of Energy’s IPP Office head Karén Breytenbach said she readying plans to ensure a smooth roll-out for IPPs.

South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) chairperson Brenda Martin told Fin24 on Friday her sources said Eskom had reached out to the IPP Office for signature dates on Friday, but Breytenbach could not confirm this.

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