Johannesburg - Plagued by power cuts and with its infrastructure in desperate need of revamping, South Africa's struggling state power utility Eskom says the country desperately needs an additional 5,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity.
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HARNESSING POWER FROM INDEPENDENTS
Eskom's nominal generating capacity is around 44,000 MW. But it also procures electricity from independent power producers.
Those projects - mainly renewables like wind and solar farms - have installed capacity of around 4,000 MW of power. However, a cap on how much electricity they are allowed to sell onto the national grid means they currently have unused capacity.