10 February 2022
On 10 February 2022, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy published the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill for public comment. This amendment bill proposes changes to the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006.
Comments must be submitted to [email protected] by no later than Friday, 11 March 2022
Cabinet has had the following to say about the bill:
The proposed amendments broaden the national regulatory framework for the electricity supply industry. They align the country with the international best practice in energy and provide for the functions of a Transmission System Operator, and for a licensing framework for power generation, transmission, distribution and trading. The proposed amendments form part of several steps the country is taking to reform the electricity sector towards achieving a stable and secure supply of energy. They will also strengthen the performance of the electricity industry and ultimately create a conducive environment towards growing the economy.