Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has announced the amendments made to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity to enable municipal power generation.
The amendments were published on Friday and shows that government will help municipalities that are in good financial standing to develop their own power generation projects.
“This will ensure an orderly development that is in line with the applicable Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs). Furthermore, the amendments will ensure that Section 34 Determination requests are from municipalities that are in good financial standing with feasible project proposals,” the Mantashe said.
The department also put in place an internal standard operating procedure to make sure that the requests for Section 34 Determinations are attended to, in the shortest possible time.