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Eskom confirmed last week that, by March last year, it only had capacity left to connect 24 542MW of new generation capacity. By March this year, however, the power supplier had already given cost estimates to private power suppliers for the connection of 57 867MW. Photo: Archive
Several role players believe Eskom still has a lot to learn about the management of a constrained grid if it wants to unlock the full potential of private power producers.
Government will also have to change the way it purchases power from private suppliers to ensure a better geographical distribution of projects to provinces where connections are still available.
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