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Gwede Mantashe confirms government’s plans to increase power supply

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Gwede Mantashe confirmed the government’s plans to increase power supply and reduce the load on power utility, Eskom, in an interview with eNCA.

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe was interviewed on eNCA on Monday, 28 September 2020, on the government’s power supply plans. The interview elaborated on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s weekly newsletter, which announced the government’s plans to curb power cuts. Mantashe reiterated the sentiments set out in the president’s newsletter, confirming that the ruling party is looking to introduce various renewable energy sources to relieve the pressure off the primary power utility, Eskom.

One of the renewable energy sources he spoke about was the planned use of more solar energy providers, especially the introduction of solar panels in homes. Another aspect he touched on was the move towards having more lax requirement when it comes to the self-generation of power, particularly in industry. The government is working towards easing the regulations, meaning that more businesses will be permitted to invest in self-generating energy resources.

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