President Ramaphosa explains how government plans to stop load-shedding

And now the cANCer wakes up. I could have told you to allow independent power producers years ago. They’ve really painted themselves into a corner.
 
“For facilities that can generate above 1 megawatt, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa is improving its licensing processes to improve turnaround time,” he said.

“Further work is being undertaken to reform the regulatory environment to ensure that we make fuller use of the great potential in this country for self-generation among commercial and industrial users.”

He said that new regulations will soon be gazetted which will allow municipalities to buy their own electricity from IPPs.

In other words, the above mentioned are not in place...so lip service.

Oh and....

"He said new generation projects that can be connected to the grid as soon as possible will be prioritised and the next step will be to initiate procurement bidding windows, including opening Bid Window 5 of the renewable energy IPP programme."

Nice juicy tenders incoming....
 
There is no more "Load Shedding" -> we call it "Load Reduction"

You're wrong. Those two, whilst similar are not the same thing. Cause for each one is different. Load reduction is not due to limited supply. It's due to illegal connections and non-payment.
 
The plan to stop load-shedding
Ramaphosa said it is vital to increase the country’s power generation capacity, referring to the recently gazetted determinations that will allow for more than 11,800MW of power to be procured from IPPs.

“This signals government’s clear intention to move ahead with one of the key reforms that are needed to unlock the growth of our economy and attract much-needed investment,” he said.

“This new energy will be procured from diverse sources, including solar, wind, gas, coal, and storage.”

He said new generation projects that can be connected to the grid as soon as possible will be prioritised and the next step will be to initiate procurement bidding windows, including opening Bid Window 5 of the renewable energy IPP programme.

Self-generation licensing requirements for facilities under 1MW have been removed, and to date 156 self-generation facilities under 1MW have been registered.

“For facilities that can generate above 1 megawatt, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa is improving its licensing processes to improve turnaround time,” he said.

“Further work is being undertaken to reform the regulatory environment to ensure that we make fuller use of the great potential in this country for self-generation among commercial and industrial users.”

He said that new regulations will soon be gazetted which will allow municipalities to buy their own electricity from IPPs.




@Bradley Prior where in the article or any of the interviews does he say the plan is to stop load-shedding? I am probably missing that.
 
I don't know why this took so long to implement...the country has been on it's knees for this to happen many years ago. The ANC is truly is scourge
 
They've been talking about this for years.... let us know when something actually happens.
It'll be the same as the digital TV, it will still be spoken about in 10 years time when the country is another African Paradise.
 
I am positive. The IPP program has delivered in the past and the new developments mean a third of all generation will be outside Eskom in private hands.

Also not worried about tender issues - the IPPs bid to sell electricity at a set rate. There is no government capital spend on this. No electricity, no money. The structure makes it unattractive to a lot of parasites because they need to put a lot of private money down for capital with long payback periods.

I like this. It is the only way we will have electricity without bankrupting the state. Plus it will create jobs. And investment - there is lot of funding for decarbonisation/green projects globally, often subsidized by foreign governments in one way or another.

What would be a great article for MyBB is to reach out to Microsoft / Google and Amazon on how they will support renewables in SA like they do in the rest of the world.
 
This is going to be good. Like his 4IR waiting to take off? In order to that you need move past 2IR.... Maybe in the meantime making use of Karadeniz Powerships until they can REALLY get this going.
 
His usual waffle. Enough capacity is available IF it is 1: maintained to generate. 2: Allowed to connect to the National grid (and to get reimbursed for units loaded).
 
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