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Cape Town – If Eskom prevents any new power purchase agreements with Independent Power Producers (IPPs), then all eyes will focus on the contentious 9.6GW nuclear deal.

That’s the warning from RMB analyst Isaah Mhlanga on Thursday, who was reacting to a report on Thursday that Eskom will not sign any new deals with IPPs after the conclusion of the current round of renewable energy producers are concluded.

“In a letter to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson from Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane, the utility states that it will not sign further power purchase agreements without engagement over the matter,” Business Day reported on Thursday.

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