South African Eskom Demanding $43 Million For Power Supply To ZESCO

SOUTH African power utility Eskom, is reportedly demanding US$43 million from Zambia in order to export 300Mega Watts (MW) to the country.
An impeccable source in the Ministry of Energy told the Times yesterday that of the amount, $3 million was a debt owed for the imports incurred around the energy deficit of 2015/2016, while the $40million was for the current request.
Even without the $3 asked for previous business, the figure seems way above that indicated by the Government last month when Energy minister
Matthew Nkhuwa mentioned $20m as the amount that would be needed every month to pay for the imported power.
“There are also issues around who will bear this cost; between the government and Zesco. So those are the issues around the delay in imports from Eskom beginning to troop in,” the source said. Read more