The Cape Chamber of
Commerce and Industry has made demands on the
The Chamber said reducing the demand for
electricity is the quickest and the cheapest way to deal with the crisis.
Cape Chamber President Janine Myburgh says
it is not realistic to expect Eskom to run electricity saving schemes simply
because they are the power utility.
Myburgh said the retail price of
electricity is now so high but a lot of alternatives have become viable to
supplement or even replace grid electricity.
“Due to this approach is that it would be
funded by the private sector and should not require any subsidy” Myburgh added.
Cape Chamber President Janine Myburgh said
subsidising consumers or manufactures does not make sense. What we need to do is help the manufactures
or products like solar water heaters and technical assistance to bring down
cost and more competition in the industry.
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