If SA had 5,000MW of additional renewable-energy capacity, load-shedding could have been almost completely avoided in 2021. Instead, 2021 overtook 2020 as the most intensive year of load-shedding to date.

A new report released on Monday by specialist economics advisory group Meridian Economics investigates how, using Eskom’s hourly data from 2021, having more renewable-energy capacity on the system would have affected load-shedding in 2021...

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