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The Minister today committed government to a collaborative approach with the private sector in dealing with the current energy crisis in South Africa. At the DLO Africa Power Roundtable Conference today (26 March 2019), the Minister spoke positively about the imminent release of the final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the unbundling of Eskom and long-term need for renewable energy. Whilst the focus of the discussion at the DLO Africa Power Roundtable Conference is investment opportunities…
Courts will not lightly overturn decisions of administrators. This is judicial deference. But deference gives way to irrationality. An irrational decision will be set aside, even if the court finds that it does not have the expertise to make the decision itself. In that case, the decision is remitted back to the decision-maker to decide the issue again, based on correct procedure and rational deliberation. The decision of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa…
On Wednesday, 20 April 2016 the Minister of Energy issued a determination setting out what bidders can expect to see in the request for proposal under the coal baseload cross border independent power producer procurement programme. The determination provides that: 3750 MW has been allocated to the cross border programme, which is an increase from the initial 2500 MW allocation proposed in December 2014; the offtaker for the electricity will be Eskom or any successor…