IPPs can produce cheaper power – CIC
The promoters of the Mmamabula Energy Project say that independent power producers (IPPs) need to be given the opportunity to demonstrate that they could produce electricity at the same cost or at a lower cost than the national power utility.
CIC Energy representative Tore Horvei said on Wednesday that it is important that South Africa had to level the playing field and to get the different frameworks right to enable IPPs to enter the electricity market.
While government had recently announced that it would be moving away from Eskom as the single-buyer of electricity and towards an independent systems operator, Horvei noted that the process was convoluted and that this would likely only happen in the longer term.
Further, Horvei and Independent Power Producers Association GM Doug Kuni highlighted that it was important for IPPs to [continue reading]