Eskom wants review of green energy project

by | Aug 30, 2016 | Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, Pollution | 0 comments

While Eskom said it remains committed to sign the remaining renewable energy independent power producer contracts under the current bid window, it reportedly backtracked on this pledge last week.

While Eskom said it remains committed to sign all of the remaining renewable energy independent power producer (REIPP) contracts under the current bid window, it reportedly backtracked on this pledge last week.

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe reportedly refused to sign an agreement for a government approved concentrated solar project with Acwa/Redstone in the Northern Cape last Wednesday. It was the second time he had refused to sign the agreement, signalling a move to disrupt the successful REIPP programme.

However, Eskom said this was not the case.

“Eskom has not decided to put on hold any renewable energy contracts,” said Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe on Monday in an emailed response.

“On the contrary, we have signed power purchase agreements with all successful bidders and we’re committed to sign all the remaining contracts under the current bid window 4.5 of the Department of Energy (DoE).

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