South Africa‘s government has officially raised the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW.
The new measure – schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act [ERA] – was published in the country’s official journal on Friday.
“The amendment follows President [Cyril] Ramaphosa’s announcement on June 10, 2021, that the schedule 2 amendment of the ERA would be published within 60 days,” the government said in a statement. “The amendment serves to increase the threshold for embedded generation from the current 1 MW, to 100 MW, without the need for a license.”
Project developers will be exempted from applying for a license but they will be required to register with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA).