DA welcomes High Court dismissal of Coal Transporter’s Forum attempt to block Eskom signing on IPP’s
26 March 2019
The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the decision by the South Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, to dismiss with costs the case brought by the Coal Transporter’s Forum to prevent Eskom from signing power purchase agreements with a number of Independent Power Producers (IPP’s).
This comes at a time when South Africa faces a national energy crisis with stage 4 rolling blackouts - bringing businesses, industries, public transport and homes to its knees.
What South Africa needs now is the urgent release of the latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will showcase government’s commitment and resolve to bring on new renewable generation urgently.
The Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, has stated that the IRP roll-out is imminent, but this has been the same story for a number of months.