Carol Paton Editor at Large

Minister of mineral resources and energy Gwede Mantashe gazetted a key determination under the Electricity Regulation Act, on Friday, to enable procurement of more than 11,800MW of additional capacity for the national grid.

The new generation capacity will ease SA’s crippling power supply constraint and enable the retirement of some of Eskom’s older units. However, it will be at least mid-2022 before any of these are ready to generate energy.

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