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South Africa can have cheap electricity, forever! – former Eskom engineer

20 March 2019 8:27 PM
Tags:
Eskom
Electricity
Load shedding
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Tobias Bischof-Niemz
ENERTRAG South Africa
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, CEO at ENERTRAG South Africa.

(Also, read: How to get off the Eskom grid)


Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz is the CEO at renewable energy firm ENERTRAG South Africa.

He is a former Eskom employee.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asked him to comment on South Africa’s electricity woes.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

The good news is we can move into a new era of low-cost electricity…

Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, CEO - ENERTRAG South Africa

The long-term prospects for large-scale renewables… the entire world is going for wind and solar…

Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, CEO - ENERTRAG South Africa

South Africa will have cheaper electricity forever because the solar and wind resource cannot be taken away; it’s our competitive advantage…

Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz, CEO - ENERTRAG South Africa

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This article first appeared on 702 : South Africa can have cheap electricity, forever! – former Eskom engineer


20 March 2019 8:27 PM
Tags:
Eskom
Electricity
Load shedding
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Tobias Bischof-Niemz
ENERTRAG South Africa

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