President exonerates renewable energy from Eskom woes

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- itweb.co.za | 6 months ago

P resident Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme.

Responding to oral questions in the National Assembly last week, the president said the IPPs would not collapse Eskom. He said the power utility's headwinds are as a result of a number of factors, from state capture to poor maintenance of its power plants.

"The severe financial and operational challenges currently being experienced by Eskom are not caused by the independent power producers programme, and in particular the renewable energy projects.

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