The failure of energy regulator Nersa to register small-scale solar photovoltaic installations in Eskom electricity distribution areas is costing farmers dearly, says Ig du Plessis, director of power consultancy Sonfin.
Eskom on Monday night narrowly averted load shedding despite a decline in peak energy demand compared to 2007 and the addition of more than 7.5GW of installed generation capacity over the last decade.
Eskom no longer conjures a picture of an organisation to be proud of but rather a dilapidated, hollowed out shell with perpetual problems.
Energy regulator Nersa has published for comment proposed rules that will regulate the market for individuals and organisations who typically generate electricity from their own rooftop installations. Stakeholders have 30 days