eSwatini makes moves to rid itself of Eskom by 2034

- | 4 months ago

The kingdom of eSwatini has called for bids from solar power producers, announcing that it wants to decrease its reliance on Eskom by adding 40MW of solar capacity to its grid, Reuters reports.

The country reportedly wants to produce 100% of its own power by 2034. Currently, 80% of its electricity needs are provided by South Africa’s embattled energy utility.

According to Sikhumbuzo Nkambule of the country’s Energy Regulatory Authority, the country hopes to stimulate foreign investment, create jobs and decrease its reliance on imported electricity through the solar project, which will see power providers bid in a process that will close on August 23.

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