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DA highlights need for alternative power supplier

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The DA is calling for an alternative power utility amid the occasional load-shedding in the country, stating that competition against Eskom would also drive the cost of electricity down.  

The Democratic Alliance (DA) took to Twitter on Monday, 21 September 2020, to continue advocating for the end of power cuts in South Africa. The latest suggestion is the introduction of an alternative electricity provider to acts as competition for the state-owned Eskom. The DA believes that the suggestion will lighten Eskom’s load, whilst ensuring that Eskom is not the country’s sole power supplier.

On Friday, 18 September 2020, the leading opposition party suggested the use of green energy resources to reduce the pressure on Eskom. The John Steenhuisen-led party announced the success of the “first solar-powered desalination to produce drinking water from saltwater without carbon dioxide emissions.” The move has made the DA confident that the model can be adapted for a greater project, which would eventually result in the end of load-shedding locally.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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