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The South African Energy Action Plan

SA Energy action plan
Energy Action Plan

The establishment of the National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) aims to guarantee the full execution of the Energy Action Plan (EAP) to achieve its five objectives. These objectives are as follows:

  1. Address Eskom's issues and enhance existing supply availability.

  2. Facilitate and hasten private investments in generation capacity.

  3. Expedite the procurement of new generation capacity from renewable sources, gas, and battery storage.

  4. Empower businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar installations.

  5. Undertake significant reforms to transform the electricity sector and ensure long-term energy stability.

While all objectives are interconnected, our focus lies primarily on objective 4, which centers on Rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) installations. Here's what has been accomplished and what's planned to enhance this market:

  1. Expanded tax incentives were introduced from March 2023, alongside the implementation of the Bounce-back Loan Guarantee Scheme, resulting in a heightened response from households and businesses in the market.

  2. NECOM developed a Net-billing Framework, submitted to NERSA in March 2023. Pending approval and subsequent implementation, this framework will mandate all municipalities to establish net billing systems. These systems will enable surplus power from rooftop solar to be fed into the grid.

While awaiting the Net-billing Framework's implementation, it's crucial to evaluate ongoing municipal-level changes concerning the Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) Market.

Read more on the EAP on this attachment.

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