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Small scale embedded 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.
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.
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.
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 African president Cyril Ramaphosa today announced the increase of the embedded generation threshold from 1MW to 100MW.
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.
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.
NERSA confirms receiving approval to process licence applications for self-generation facilities of above 1MW.
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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