Eskom to buy renewable energy from independent power producers

Eskom's Medupi Power Station near Lephalale in Limpopo.

Eskom's Medupi Power Station near Lephalale in Limpopo.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown&39;s given Eskom the green light to purchase additional renewable energy from independent power producers.

She&39;s approved Eskom&39;s application to sign outstanding agreements with producers in the final bid windows.

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Brown says these power purchase agreements are critical to the national energy policy.

Nearly two years ago, Eskom refused to sign further agreements, citing financial problems.