Eskom produces the world’s cheapest electricity through coal-fired power plants, most of which have not been upgraded to meet World Bank standards. In addition, most South Africans have no power burn wood, which produces more air pollution than coal. Eskom should retrofit its coal power plants and the electricity price increase to expand or continue its cost electrification program?

Eskom produces the world’s cheapest electricity through coal-fired power plants, most of which have not been upgraded to meet World Bank standards. In addition, most South Africans have no power burn wood, which produces more air pollution than coal. Eskom should retrofit its coal-fired power plants and increase the price of electricity or further expand its low-cost electrification program?
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from
Patricia H Werhane,
Michael E. Gorman,
Brian Cunningham
Source: Darden School of Business
4 pages.
Release date: 07 April, 1999. Prod #: UV1878-PDF-ENG
Eskom and the South African Electrification Program E HBR case solution

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