Increase in electricity license threshold for embedded electricity generation projects

Last updated: 9 May 2023

In August 2021, South Africa increased license threshold requirements for embedded electricity generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW, effectively exempting embedded electricity generating companies and projects below this limit from licensing obligations with the National Energy Regulator. Only registration with the Regulator of South Africa will be required. 
The new legislation aims at stimulating investments in new electricity generation, contributing to national energy security as surplus production is expected to be reinjected to the national grid. 

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