Power generation

African National Congress

Prioritise investment in expanding the transmission grid so that more energy, including from renewable sources, can be supplied.

Democratic Alliance

The solution to South Africa’s electricity crisis must come from increased power generation outside of Eskom. South Africa requires a determined shift towards a competitive energy sector where the state does not have a monopoly on power generation, supply, and distribution. A multiplicity of private suppliers will provide competition, thereby improving service, increasing supply and lowering energy prices.

Economic Freedom Fighters

The EFF government will stabilise energy supply by maximally pursuing a mix of energy sources, including clean coal, gas, nuclear and nuclear energy as baseload, and renewable sources like solar, wind, and hydro-energy.