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NERSA approves Karpowership and 4 other Co’s generation licence

South Africa's energy regulator has approved generation licences for the seven preferred bidders in the emergency procurement programme, including three for Karpowership.
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In conversation with André de Ruyter, Eskom CEO

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is at a turning point according to Group CEO, André de Ruyter. Professor Anton Eberhard, director of the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business posed some questions to the power utility’s CEO.
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Op-ed: Walking the nuclear dog – a South African tale

Apparently, in government, there is an activity known as walking the dog – a strategy intended to keep politicians, officials and stakeholders quiet, and to calm them down when they get agitated for some of the action.
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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.
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South African new nuclear power build gets nod from Nersa

On concurrence from Nersa, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is now set to embark on preparations for the procurement of the 2,500MW new nuclear power build programme.

New nuclear build back on the table for South Africa

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) hosted a subcommittee recommending a plan to procure 2,500MW of new nuclear power.

Legal firm comments on South Africa’s embedded generation changes

While the implementation of the amended legislation is positive, it was not completely clear how the exemption would work in practice. Emma Dempster, Legal Director at Pinsent Masons comments on these developments.
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Public hearings start on Karpowership gen licence application

Investigation into the Karpowership saga as South Africa's energy regulator commences public hearings for generation licence applications under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement programme.
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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.
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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.