Green energy boost looming

Self-generation law gazetted but issues need clarification

15 August 2021 - 00:20 By Hilary Joffe and hilary joffe

Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe has at last gazetted the legislation needed to open the way for private companies to generate their own electricity up to 100MW without a licence, unleashing a wave of private investment in new generation projects that should help to keep SA's lights on - and speed up SA's transition to greener energy...

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