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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.

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.
Investments in renewables need to triple in order to scale capacity

Webinar 7 July: Embedded generation in future electricity systems of the global south

This discussion covers the various perspectives – geographic, policy, economic and technological while exploring whether embedded generation would provide a much-needed solution to environmentally sustainable electricity systems.
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SAPVIA fully embraces embedded generation threshold increase

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has endorsed last week’s announcement by the South African president to raise the licensing threshold for embedded generation plants to 100MW.

South Africa: Embedded generation threshold to increase to 100MW

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa today announced the increase of the embedded generation threshold from 1MW to 100MW.
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More calls for embedded generation to address SA’s energy crises

The Western Cape government has joined the organisations calling on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to increase the licence-exemption cap for embedded generation plants to be increased from 1MW to at least 50MW.
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DMRE gives notice to raise embedded generation threshold to 10MW

The South African Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy on Friday last week released a notice in the government gazette of his intent to raise the threshold for embedded generation from 1MW to 10MW.
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NERSA confirms approval of licensing of generation facilities above 1MW

NERSA confirms receiving approval to process licence applications for self-generation facilities of above 1MW.
Eskom wins case to cut electricity supply to non-paying customers

Electricity costs: South Africa’s double-edged energy sword

South Africans can expect as much as a 15% increase in their electricity costs from mid-2021 but large-scale grid defection is not ideal.
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Switching to solar? This is what you need to know

Sporadic implementation of loadshedding and tariff hikes, are the reasons why many might be considering solar PV installations.