Cape Town to buy electricity from IPPS to escape from load shedding
The City of Cape Town aims to buy solar panel-generated electricity from businesses in Cape Town to avoid South Africa`s electricity crises.
The Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis, who has voiced to end the rolling blackouts occurring during his election said the biggest issues facing independent power producers is the continuous purchasing regulations that have to be dealt with from Nersa and the licensing issue.
The mayor said that the City management have been planning on how to make the process quickly. The City has already finished the initial bidding round and this will see the development of the four applications made by Cape Town speed up the process of buying power from the IPPS.
Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said that the there is no reason why South Africa has to experience load shedding and added that the lack of political power is slowing down the process of purchasing power.
By Lulama Klassen