More renewable energy is urgent, says Business Unity SA

More renewable energy is urgent, says Business Unity SA

18.10.2019

More renewable energy is urgent, says Business Unity SA

Business pleads with the government, saying renewable energy is the quickest way to build new capacity

As the cabinet sits to deliberate on the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), government’s long-term electricity plan, and Eskom begins load-shedding, business has made a plea to the government to urgently procure more electricity from renewable-energy producers.

Busa says that the first step in restructuring the electricity sector is the gazetting of the IRP, which business says should be a “least-cost, least-regret” option and should not be further delayed. The plan, which sets out the energy mix for how government plans to meet electricity demand, is years overdue after much politicking over energy policy.

In addition to restructuring Eskom for which the appropriate management structure must be put in place, Busa says the following is urgent:

The creation of a management platform to drive the restructuring.

Encouraging private-sector participation in Eskom and the sector.

Read more: Business Day

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