Reports on this linked below:
Note the quote from the above interview which agrees with this article:
“Sonkrag, batterye, en windkrag is n reusehulpbron, maar die voorsiening daarvan is wisselvallig, so jy het n basislading nodig..”
Note the quote below from the above article. So it seems that just because fossil fuels are no longer “fashionable”, the country is being potentially denied a fast solution to load shedding that will actually work?
As many South African energy experts have also pointed out, South Africa requires more reliable baseload capacity that fluctuates less and can be dispatched on demand for peak consumption periods.
But the two main types of power generation which typically allow for this — coal and gas — are growing increasingly unpopular due to their high levels of carbon emissions.https://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/477385-afriforum-starting-its-own-power-company-with-nuclear-plans-in-the-pipeline.html