During the session, De Ruyter shared Eskom's strategy to address the security of power supply through increasing capacity and reducing demand.
He called on the captains of the top companies and large electricity users to co-ordinate efforts towards supporting the strategy by pursuing opportunities to make investments and realising savings benefits from the reforms of the electricity industry as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday.
“We are at a very important inflection point as a country and today we took the opportunity to unpack some of the proposed solutions for business-to-business partnerships in the generation of electricity.
“President Ramaphosa's plan literally opens the door for investors and entrepreneurs to provide solutions that can have many other indirect and positive consequences for our country, especially when it comes to creating jobs,” said Leila Fourie, Group CEO of the JSE.
Eskom said during a robust question-and-answer session, company CEOs expressed their appreciation of Eskom's transparency on the key issues, offered practical solutions to unlock generation capacity and pledged their support of the public utility's plan in partnership with the relevant government role players.