South Africa’s renewable energy sector is considering court action against state utility Eskom over an increasingly bitter stand-off that's being further fuelled by fears of a policy shift towards nuclear.

The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) said it may resort to legal action if Eskom continues to delay the progress of power purchase agreements (PPAs) offered to 2.2GW-worth of preferred bidders in Round 4 of the country’s renewables programme, announced as long ago as April 2015.