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The merging of NERSA and Eskom

On Monday the 14th of September 2020,South Africa’s electricity public utility, Eskom welcomed the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). The two joined forces in the hopes to succeed in the obtaining of additional power infrastructure for South Africa, with the aim to eradicate loadshedding.

Eskom has battled with the responsibility of powering the whole of South Africa since the year of it’s establishment in 1923. With the assistance of NERSA, the South African government as well as Eskom, hope to improve the countries energy infrastructure.

“Given the current supply constraints, this additional generation capacity is urgently required, and will be an important contribution towards ending loadshedding and ensuring energy security for the country.”

The actions that are being taken by Eskom to improve it’s energy infrastructure appear to be in line with the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa’s Nation address. As the president spoke of ensuring the security of energy supply to society at a rapid and significant speed.

“Enabling the emergency procurement of 5000MW additional generation capacity is critical to keep the lights on and help power the rebuilding of an economy decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Despite the downfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it appears as though Eskom has chosen a positive path that is likely to have a positive effect on the economy.

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Cyril Ramaphosa Eskom NERSA National Energy Regulator of South Africa South Africa


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