Chris Yelland is an energy analyst and MD of EE Publishers, Brenda Martin is chair at the SA Renewable Energy Council.

BUSINESS DAY TV: We’re digging a little deeper into SA’s renewable energy sector, so are we any closer to finding a solution to reassuring participants in the meantime, or are we turning away investment? Joining me to discuss this is energy analyst Chris Yelland. He is also the MD of EE Publishers. And joining us on the line shortly from Cape Town is Brenda Martin, chairperson at SA Renewable Energy Council (SAREC). Chris, in Februarym President Jacob Zuma said, the renewable power contracts would be signed. What’s happened? CHRIS YELLAND: President Zuma has said a lot of things that haven’t happened. For several years for example, he said that the Independent System and Market Operator Bill would be passed as a matter of urgency to create level playing fields with Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and Eskom, and that was an important part of the normalisation of the energy sector. He repeated that in several state of the nation addresses over the years. It has never happened, it h...

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