Tshwane residents to ‘buy back’ electricity in solar programme

Ted Blom, Independent Energy analyst says the programme launched by the City of Tshwane is viable and works quite well.

In South Africa in total we are capable of generating around 8 gigawatts of power.

Ted Blom, Independent Energy analyst

Blom says it may take households 30 days to feed electricity into the grid. He says with the current constraints at Eskom, they don't want anyone feeding into the grid.

It's good to see Tshwane taking the lead.

Ted Blom, Independent Energy analyst

Blom says Eskom has previously been a hindrance in allowing for a such a programme to exist. He says Eskom didn't want households competing with them.

They also wanted a massive differential between the price that they pay for electricity from your house compared to what you pay taking power from them.

Ted Blom, Independent Energy analyst

Listen to Blom explain how the grid will be affected once the project grows nationally:


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