29 Apr '18, 11am

Liberate economic development for renewable energy companies

Liberate economic development for renewable energy companies

With government refreshing its drive to build renewable energy capacity, it’s time for these respective companies in the industry to renew their focus on economic development outputs. Licences were first issued in 2011 and the communities around these plants are growing. With the sector being revitalised, now is the time to review lessons learnt and make some strategic decisions where necessary. In May 2011, the Department of Energy (DoE) gazetted the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity under the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA). We subsequently saw the first Independent Power Producers (IPPs) appointed. Over the past seven years, photo voltaic (PV) solar farms, wind farms, concentrated solar plants and small-scale biogas plants have been established in rural areas of South Africa to meet the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP) - namely establishing...

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