ISMO will temper Eskom’s power
New body to take over planning of supply of electricity by generators, transmission and operation of the national grid and the sale of electricity to distributors and large customers
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter made a welcome announcement on February 15 that the independent system and market operator will be in place by 2022.
This was an acknowledgment that, as part of the process of unbundling Eskom, the government needs to accelerate the establishment of an independent system and market operator as a state-owned entity. Legislative reforms to create the independent system and market operator were first commenced in 2011 by the department of energy by publishing the Independent System and Market Operator Bill, 2011 (ISMO Bill). ..