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South Africa's coal transporters ask court not to sign deals with independent power producers

Coal News - Published on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

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Eskom's deals with independent power producers came under scrutiny when the Coal Transporters Forum asked the high court in Pretoria to prevent the parastatal from signing any agreements with the producers. The forum has asked the court to stop Eskom from signing power purchase agreements with a number of independent power producers pending the National Energy Regulator of SA's decision on granting generation licences to the IPPs.

The IPPs themselves, Eskom, the energy minister and Nersa have all opposed the application, and on Monday called for it to be dismissed with costs. The matter was set down to be heard over two days, but it was finalised in less than two hours on Monday. Judgment has been reserved.

While the forum wanted to interdict Eskom from signing the power purchase agreements, it did not ask the court to review the decision by Nersa in granting generation licences to the IPPs.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 22 Mar 2019
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