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South African Utility Gets Loan for Renewable Energy Projects

Pyongyang, November 1 (KCNA) -- South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom has received World Bank approval for a 250 million U.S. dollars loan for its solar and wind power projects, the South African Press Association (SAPA) reported on Friday.

The loan will help Eskom to implement two of the largest renewable energy projects ever attempted on the African continent. Included in the project are a 100-megawatt solar power plant to be set up in Upington, in South Africa's Northern Cape province, and a 100-megawatt wind power plant in Sere, in the Western Cape province, 300 km north of Cape Town.

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