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Opportunity to comment: Proposed amendments under the Electricity Regulation Act (changes to licensing exemption and registration requirements)

23 April 2021

On 23 April 2021 the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy published his intention to amend Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006, and to increase the threshold for embedded generation from 1 MW to 10 MW.

In the Notice, the Minister also expressed his intention to amend provisions relating to the requirement for resellers to register with NERSA.

Interested persons and organisations are invited to submit written comments within 30 days on the proposed amendments.

Comments may be addressed to the Director General, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Private Bag X96, Pretoria 0001, Matimba House, 192 Visagie Street, Pretoria. Interested parties may also email their submissions on the proposed amendments to Matthews Bantsijang at [email protected]

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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