Independent power for grid possible by year-end

Business Day Live 29 May 2013.

ESKOM could see the first power from the inaugural round of the independent power producer procurement programme by year-end.

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday launched the R240m RustMo 1 Solar Farm developed by black-owned energy group Momentous Energy.

The group is one of 18 preferred bidders in the first window of the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. The bidders will generate 631MW of electricity from solar parks ranging in capacity from 5MW to 64MW…

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