Eskom will be collaborating with CPUT to pursue several clean energy projects.
They’ve signed a multi-million Rand Memorandum of Agreement, for the establishment of a renewable energy training centre at Komati Power Station, in Mpumalanga.
Several workers will be trained as the power utility tries to focus on an inverted energy economy.
Eskom also plans to ditch the coal-mine station in Mpumalanga.
This forms part of supporting Eskom’s Just Energy Transition Strategy to achieve net zero carbon emissions.
Eskom Group CEO Andre De Ruyter says a massive number of new jobs will be created from this project.
“ We will still create 300 000 jobs, and this is the result of the fact that we will be building many solar farms and wind farms as well all these associated opportunities that go with it”.
De Ruyter adds they are still seeking to secure funding from the international community.
“ We want to do everything above board and in full compliance with National Treasury requirements. And once that has been done in about 12 months we should see the first sods being turned on this new project we are intending to build”.