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Red tape and recalcitrance keep SA in the dark

Barriers to providing electricity mean no quick end to load-shedding

14 November 2021 - 00:01 By Chris Barron

Thomas Garner, chair of the South African Independent Power Producers Association, says government red tape is blocking the quickest solution to the country's unsustainable load-shedding crisis.

“There's 5,000MW to 10,000MW of plant that could be built in the next two years if IPPs [independent power producers] could get power purchase agreements signed with private off-takers.” And that, he says, is a “challenge”...

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