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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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Hang in there South Africa, emergency power on the way

Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, has announced the winning emergency power bidders and opened bid window 5 of the REIPPP programme.

Practicalities of small-scale PV embedded generation in South Africa

University of Cape Town's K. O. Akpeji writes about the realities of rapid small-scale photovoltaic embedded generation deployment in South Africa.
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Op-ed: What portends for grid-connector Kenya Power?

The future of Kenya Power as the grid connector remains an urgent question if it is to continue operating as a commercially viable entity.
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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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Latest list of municipalities with approved SSEG tariff structures

NERSA has released a list of municipalities with approved small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) tariff structures.

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 approves new standards for embedded generation

The SABS has approved commercial installation standards up to 1MW for the safe operation of embedded generation for consumers, installers and grid operators.