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Net-zero path outlined by IEA, too tough for South Africa to follow

The recommended IEA path to net-zero is a difficult one for South Africa to follow, considering its heavy reliance on coal; however, the country has positive initiatives in place to report on at COP26 states SANEDI.
wheeling frameworks

Raising gen licence threshold to 100MW necessary but insufficient

Commentary: Raising the self-generation threshold is not a sufficient condition to unlock the significant potential that distributed generation, wheeling and trading of electricity can deliver to customers.

New issues with amended Schedule 2 of the ERA for private generation

Gazetting of amendments to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA), which increases the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects, is good news for South Africa’s biggest energy users.

Distributed Energy achieves positive result

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION OPTIMISATION AND INNOVATION The energy landscape globally is changing fundamentally. The ongoing concerns about climate change, new possibilities with digital solutions and the economic efficiency of renewables are shaping the energy transition....
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South Africa: SAPVIA reacts to gazetting of ERA Schedule 2 Amendments

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) comments on the recent developments in the gazetting of the amendments to Schedule 2 of the country's Electricity Regulation Act.
Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency Programme

Signed amended Schedule 2 issued by Minister Mantashe

South Africa's minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe, signed the amended Schedule 2 of the electricity regulation act.
100MW threshold

Op-ed: South Africa’s 100MW threshold has rhinos in the room

Discussion around the 100MW threshold predominately centres on whether private producers should be allowed into the market, as if it is merely a market-share issue. But there is much more to the story than is being revealed.

Distributed renewable energy platform launched by leading foundations

The IKEA Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation have announced a $1 billion joint venture that aims to reduce 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and improve 1 billion lives with distributed renewable energy (DRE). The initiative will be operated through a new global platform, launching in 2021
power generation

Meeting the challenges of new power generation: Decarbonise, decentralise and digitise

How easily can small and decentralised renewable energy sources be integrated seamlessly into the network to replace fossil fuel-based generation?
Africa's energy

Africa’s energy tales in a post-COVID-19 world

In 2020, the story of Africa’s energy progress took a turn for the worse and without concerted effort, this tale could have a surprising twist where cross-sectorial policies and investment play leading characters.