Afternoon Drive with John Maytham

Ramaphosa: Government to amend Schedule 2 of electricity regulation act for energy security

President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier today announced an amendment to the Electricity Regulation Act that will make it easier for independent power providers to generate power and even sell it back into the grid. He said the government will amend schedule two of the Act to raise the exemption threshold from 1 megawatt to 100 megawatts, which means power producers will be able to generate power without going through a lengthy process with the energy regulator. We speak to Anton Eberhard, professor emeritus and senior scholar at the University of Cape Town where he directs the Power Futures Lab at the Graduate School of Business.  

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