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Important milestone

By: Terence Creamer     29th March 2024 The passing of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) by the National Assembly earlier this month represents a significant milestone in the ongoing... 

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In play

By: Terence Creamer     22nd March 2024 Confirmation that the curtailment framework outlined by Eskom in January is available to wind independent power producers (IPPs) preparing project... 

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Not so quiet revolution

By: Terence Creamer     15th March 2024 For several years, the roll-out of rooftop solar, batteries and inverters has been referred to as South Africa’s quite revolution. While Eskom... 

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Progress, but too slow

By: Terence Creamer     8th March 2024 There is growing impatience over the slow pace at which the South African government is moving to harness the $11.6-billion in concessional loans... 

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Full transparency

By: Terence Creamer     1st March 2024 The decision to drawdown R150-billion from the Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account (GFECRA) to reduce government borrowings and... 

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Crunch time

By: Terence Creamer     23rd February 2024 The consequences of policy failure in electricity are so obvious there is no need to ventilate them again. Not so for gas, however, given that they... 

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Reform momentum

By: Terence Creamer     16th February 2024 From an economic perspective, the most important signal provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address was that the... 

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Worrying outlier

By: Terence Creamer     9th February 2024 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) most recent report on the electricity sector includes a troubling section on Africa’s recent... 

Grid unlocked

Grid unlocked 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd February 2024 As the South African government seeks to re-establish some momentum behind the public procurement of new independent power producer (IPP)... 

Big procurement year

Big procurement year

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2024 The coming year is poised to be the most active ever for the public procurement of new electricity generation capacity. Besides shepherding the... 

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