In one of the first of its kind transactions in South Africa, the electricity produced by a privately owned hydropower plant is being sold to POWERX, a NERSA licensed national aggregator of power. Bethlehem Hydro, an independent power producer (IPP) and subsidiary of Renewable Energy
Makana Municipality has its challenges when it comes to subsidising Eskom. Warnings of electricity cuts have been received. Makana Municipality is in arrears due to expenditure being more than the Municipality’s revenue. Grahamstown residents and business owners add to the strain by not paying their electricity invoices.