30 July 2012:
Business Day Online:
Weaker municipalities which distribute electricity should be incorporated into power utility Eskom, according to Accenture executive Ken Robinson.
The poor state of SA’s electricity distribution industry has been a contentious subject for a long time now, with allegations that licensed distributors — especially municipalities — are not investing enough in infrastructure. Old distribution assets are as much of a threat to the security of the electricity supply as insufficient power generation. Eskom and about 180 municipalities are licensed to distribute electricity. Read more…