The South African Government has unveiled eight preferred independent power producers to produce 1 845 MW additional electricity to support Eskom, which is currently battling rotational load shedding induced by supply constraints. Fin24 reports that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday the projects are expected to inject a total of R45 billion private-sector investment to the economy and that the renewable electricity produced by the companies is expected to flow to the grid from August 2022. The successful bidders had been required to have 51% South African entity participation and 41% black ownership.