Delayed hearing into wind body’s Eskom complaint moves ahead

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) hosted a closed hearing on Friday as part of its investigation of a complaint by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) against Eskom. SAWEA, which lodged the grievance in October 2016, alleges that the State-owned utility’s refusal to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) for independent power producer (IPP) project procured in 2015 amounts to a breach of its licence conditions.