TAKE A LOOK | Eskom turns coal power station into solar-powered 'farm'

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Eskom has conducted socio-economic studies on the impact of decommissioning power stations on communities and workers.
Eskom has conducted socio-economic studies on the impact of decommissioning power stations on communities and workers.

Eskom is piloting an agri-voltaic plant at Komati - originally a coal-fired power station - as part of the power utility's just transition plans.

Speaking during a webinar hosted by the SA Gas and Oil Alliance this week, Eskom's head of the just energy transition office, Mandy Rambharos, unpacked more on the utility's plans for its coal-fired stations.

Eskom does not plan to invest in new coal-fired projects. Instead, it has a pipeline of renewable projects - including solar PV, wind, gas plants as well as getting battery storage capacity.

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