Planning commission outlines case for Eskom split in new energy document

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has released a new discussion document on the energy sector, which reinforces the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) “explicit” requirement for the system operations, planning, power procurement, purchasing and contracting functions within Eskom to be separated into an independent institution. The document was published this week ahead of proposed public consultations on energy sector reform, which will be held in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal during March and April.