The government may finally have seen the light on the energy crisis.
Let’s hope this is the turning point… It seems to have taken stage 6 load-shedding for Gov to realise it needs to relook its outdated Integrated Resource Plan, writes Business Leadership SA’s CEO. Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan said the government was “taking on board” numerous proposals. Another step in the right direction is Eskom’s procurement of 1,800MW of renewable energy. In this case, the bureaucratic process was simple and efficient – an example of a state entity successfully developing an enabling environment for private sector investment.