Small scale embedded generation

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.

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

South Africa: Ease regulation for municipalities to buy power from IPPs

IPPs are calling for a more conducive regulatory framework that will enable municipalities to procure power directly from them.

Commentary: Embedded generation installation SANS 10142-1 standards

SAPVIA board member Frank Spencer comments on the upcoming SANS codes for the safe connection of small-scale embedded generation installation to low-voltage grids.
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South Africa marks milestone for emergency power procurement

DMRE has confirmed that South Africa's energy regulator is in agreement with a Ministerial determination for the procurement of 2,000MW of emergency power.
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Op-Ed: Is SA’s energy dark ages set to end after SONA...

Dr Sam Duby, TFE Energy's Africa Director, asks whether the 2020 SONA is the first shaft of light heralding the end of South Africa’s energy dark ages.

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