‘SA needs an independent grid’

Business Report 13 November 2012.

South Africa needs an independent operator in the electricity sector, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) said on Tuesday.

A single grid owner and operator, South Africa’s current model, resulted in a lack of competition, FMF director Eustace Davie told reporters in Johannesburg.

This created the potential for excessive charges and difficulties in gaining access to the grid. A better scenario would see an independent system operator created to buy power from competing countries, said Davie…

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