Eskom eyes African hydropower, transmission prospects

Engineering News 12 October 2012.

South African electricity utility Eskom has finalised a draft African strategy, which could result it in taking equity as well as operational positions in generation and transmission projects in the rest of the continent, with its primary focus being opportunities in Southern Africa.

CEO Brian Dames says that strategy is currently being canvassed with government, Eskom’s sole shareholder, and that the utility’s role in the rest of the continent will be clarified through that process…

(Editor’s note: How would these ventures affect the SA Government’s guarantees on Eskom loans?)

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