ESI: NERSA withdraws its draft for small-scale embedded generation rules

By May 24, 2018Articles

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has welcomed the decision by NERSA to withdraw the proposed rules to govern the registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) below 1 megawatt.

The proposed SSEG rules were published for public comment by the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) on its website on 26 April.

On Monday (21 May), NERSA’s executive manager for electricity regulation, Mbulelo Ncetezo, told a news channel, SABC2, that the draft rules have been withdrawn until the Department of Energy gazettes a revised notice on this.

“OUTA believes there is a lack of clarity by those in authority as to the need and purpose for the registration of small-scale energy generation and, more worrying, is NERSA’s readiness to administer the registration process,” says Ronald Chauke, OUTA’s energy portfolio manager.

Objecting NERSA’s proposed rules

Earlier this month, the organisation formally objected to NERSA’s proposed rules. Read more: NERSA clarifies draft rules consultation paper for SSEG

OUTA has called on the Department of Energy (DoE) to level the playing field and create an enabling environment by clarifying to what extent the public and commercially interested entities would be empowered to introduce self-sufficiency initiatives to meet their daily electricity requirements.

 

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