Emalahleni Local Municipality has entered into an agreement with PowerX to explore opportunities in the renewable energy space.
The municipality has been solely reliant on Eskom for energy which has far reaching financial and service delivery implications.
Failure by some of consumers to pay for services leads to the municipality unable to pay for bulk supply of power, and in instances where there is power interruption essential services like water provision gets affected.
Municipal Manager Theo Van Vuuren, who signed the agreement with PowerX, said the municipality has been exploring the greening option as a back-up and to supplement power needs of the municipality.
" In the next few weeks we will get a detailed analysis of our power needs, and we are positive that this initiative will lead to an improved energy provision," he said.
Issued by Emalahleni Local Municipality Communications Unit