Court date set for Cape Metro’s bid to buy power directly from IPPs

Court date set for Cape Metro’s bid to buy power directly from IPPs

5/21/2019

Court date set for Cape Metro’s bid to buy power directly from IPPs

The City argues it would help reduce green house gas emissions and mitigate against the electricity supply shortage given Eskom's operational and financial woes.

The City of Cape Town on Tuesday welcomed the high court in Pretoria setting a date for its petition to buy electricity directly from independent power producers (IPPs).

“The City maintains that it will be vital for the national government to open up the electricity generation environment if cities are to be able to reduce carbon emissions and if the security of power supply is to be achieved,” the metro said in a statement.

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