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The roll-out of wind and solar PV projects will undoubtedly deliver significant benefits to South Africa's power sector and the broader economy. The intermittent nature of these technologies does, however, pose unique challenges for the system operator in maintaining a secure and stable power grid.
Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, has a litany of financial and operational problems. South Africans should brace themselves for steeper electricity price increases.
South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations.
The deluge of opinions and proposed solutions to South Africa's energy crisis reflects corporate and political interests.