- The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa today, on the amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006), to exempt generation facilities up to 100MW from the licensing requirement.
The exemption is aimed at achieving energy security and reducing the impact of load-shedding on businesses and households across the country. The exemption includes generation projects connected to the grid, as well as those not connected to the grid. However, the generation facilities will still be required to apply to NERSA for registration to ensure that they meet all the requirements.
NERSA will await the gazetted Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for implementation. Any material changes necessitated by the amended Schedule 2 will be communicated in due course.