Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Ramaphosa announcement as part of economic recovery efforts
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 Wido Schnabel, chairperson of SA Photovoltaic Industry Association.