Embedded Generation Policy and Planning in South Africa
An enabling policy environment is fundamental to embedded generation uptake. Recent national policy and regulation changes in South Africa now provide a platform for all sectors of society to play a role in the electricity generation space. Furthermore, the current local government planning framework allows for embedded generation projects, with a range of business models, to be implemented. Key to sustainable development of these projects is energy planning, which can guide municipalities on delivering cost effective projects aligned with development goals. This section gives key resources that both allow for embedded generation projects, as well assist with planning of these projects.