ⓘ Electricity sector in South Africa

                                     

ⓘ Electricity sector in South Africa

The Electricity sector in South Africa is an important part of the economy in the region. Eskom is the state-owned electricity provider. A 2016 study compared long term prices of different types of new powerplants.

                                     

1. Eskom

Eskom is a South African electricity public utility, established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission ESCOM and also known by its Afrikaans name Elektrisiteitsvoorsieningskommissie EVKOM, by the government of the Union of South Africa in terms of the Electricity Act 1922. Eskom represents South Africa in the Southern African Power Pool. The utility is the largest producer of electricity in Africa, is among the top seven utilities in the world in terms of generation capacity and among the top nine in terms of sales. It is the largest of South Africas state owned enterprises. Eskom operates a number of notable power stations, including Kendal Power Station, and Koeberg nuclear power station in the Western Cape Province, the only nuclear power plant in Africa. The company is divided into Generation, Transmission and Distribution divisions and together Eskom generates approximately 95% of electricity used in South Africa.