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Eskom Offers Tariff for Businesses to Purchase Renewable Power

Wind turbines at the Sere Wind farm, managed by Eskom, near Vredendal in South Africa.

Wind turbines at the Sere Wind farm, managed by Eskom, near Vredendal in South Africa.

Photographer: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images 

South Africa’s Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which generates almost all of the nation’s electricity, is starting a pilot program to allow businesses to buy green power.

 “The Renewable Energy Tariff is designed to provide a cost-effective and flexible option for Eskom customers to consume renewable power” and meet their own targets, the company said in a statement on its website. The program gives business customers a mechanism to purchase clean energy from the utility without having to own a renewable energy generator or entering into long-term agreements, it said.