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Eskom CEO André de Ruyter.
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter.
Deon Raath

Eskom, which has a pipeline of shovel-ready projects to support the country's energy transition, should access as much as it can of the $8.5 billion (~R131 billion) pledged by developed nations at COP26, according to chief executive André de Ruyter.

The power utility's chief executive was speaking during a pre-recorded interview with Creamer Media, which was broadcast on Wednesday during a webinar on advancing South Africa's energy transition.

"From my perspective, as head of Eskom, I obviously want to access as much of the $8.5 billion as possible for Eskom," he said. "We have a pipeline of projects across generation, transmission and distribution that we can apply this money for."

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