Wind of change for rural settlement as they go off the main power grid

13 October 2019 - 00:00 By TANYA FARBER

In the tiny rural settlement of Upper Blinkwater in the Eastern Cape, a small electricity grid will eventually rely mainly on solar and wind energy and could become a gamechanger for remote areas beyond Eskom’s reach.

The area’s mini-grid is being piloted as a solution for isolated communities and represents the growing government interest in renewable energy in the revised integrated resource plan (IRP)...

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