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Minister claims research helped determine 10MW level for self-generation of electricity

ELECTRICITY
Organised business and the Minerals Council SA as well as Eskom CEO André de Ruyter recommended that the threshold be set at 50MW
19 May 2021 – 05:10 Carol Paton
Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe says his department surveyed 10,000 people to determine the level at which he should set the licensing threshold for self-generation of electricity, which is why he set it at the 10MW level.
The threshold at which a firm must obtain a licence from the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to generate its own electricity has been highly controversial…