The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act will be amended.
The President on June 10 announced that embedded-generation facilities of up to 100 MW would be exempt from licensing requirements.
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 they meet all the necessary requirements.
Nersa on June 11 confirmed that it would await the gazetted Schedule 2 of the Act from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for implementation.