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Eskom’s financial crisis and the viability of coal-fired power in South Africa – implications for Kusile and the older coal-fired power stations

15 November 2017

This report by Meridian Economics finds, among others, that it is critical that Eskom puts in place a process to plan for the urgent decommissioning of its older power stations and prepares for the possibility that its capital programme will have to be curtailed.

It also finds that it would be unrealistic to expect Eskom to drive these decisions on their own accord and that it will be necessary for key government departments, NERSA, consumers and other stakeholders to act in order to protect the integrity of the power system and enable the South African economy to participate in the global energy transition to lower cost, clean energy resources.

Click here for a presentation of key findings as presented at the Windaba Conference in Cape Town on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.