The cost of renewables have become significantly cheaper than other competing technologies.— Prof Herald Winkler, UCT Energy Research Centre
South Africa’s green energy programme – the fastest growing one in the world – is lauded just about everywhere.
Despite this; it faces opposition from Eskom while Government infighting adds more uncertainty.
Eskom argues that renewable energy isn’t always available during peak demand periods.
The parastatal also claims it will make electricity more expensive.
Why has Eskom “gone rogue” on green energy?
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Prof Herald Winkler, Director at University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
The unit cost of renewables have reduced quite dramatically.— Prof Herald Winkler, UCT Energy Research Centre
Demand hasn’t grown as fast as expected.— Prof Herald Winkler, UCT Energy Research Centre
We don’t need big lumps of capacity.— Prof Herald Winkler, UCT Energy Research Centre
We can’t afford big, lumpy investments.— Prof Herald Winkler, UCT Energy Research Centre
You can more accurately match demand with renewables.— Prof Herald Winkler, UCT Energy Research Centre
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