Opinion: The new 100 MW threshold – the best megawatt remains the megawatt not used

improved energy generation capacity

In this opinion piece, South African National Energy Development Institute energy efficiency and corporate communications GM Barry Bredenkamp writes about the importance of South Africa continuing to pursue energy efficiency despite the prospect of increased power generation capacity.

As the country focuses on improved energy generation capacity, energy savings must not be forgotten. The South African energy industry – and indeed the wider business community – is celebrating the recent very positive announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the increased threshold for embedded electricity generation for private companies, up from just 1 MW to 100 MW.

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