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Financing South Africa’s grid expansion on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis a viable solution

While there is much focus given to the state of Eskom’s aging coal-fired power stations, an equally big problem is the electricity grid’s capacity challenges given inadequate investment into the grid in the past three decades and the changing generation mix in South Afric..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Reform of the electricity market: Updates on the ERA Bill and draft Wholesale Market Code

South Africa’s energy sector is historically founded upon a vertically integrated model in terms of which Eskom has been responsible for electricity generation, transmission and distribution. However, the ongoing electricity supply crisis has accelerated calls and action ..

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Legal and commercial implications of the Electricity Act

The Electricity Act, 2023, (“the Act”) was signed into law by His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, on 6 June 2023. The Act was passed in light of the Federal Government’s initiatives to accelerate Nigeria’s energy transition process as well as consolidate th..

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Webber Wentzel

Virtual Wheeling 101

Electricity wheeling mechanisms play a key role in facilitating the optimal integration of renewable energy resources into the grid. Wheeling across high and medium-voltage lines has been the focus of Eskom's wheeling strategies to date, but the proposed introductio..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

The Nigerian Electricity Act 2023: Illuminating the path towards Power Sector transformation in Nigeria

Prior to 2005, the Nigerian power sector was largely government-owned. With the enactment of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act in 2005 (“EPSRA”), this monopoly was unbundled and the sector was reformed with the privatisation of the generation and distribution segments ..

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Powering Nigeria's Future: Introducing the Electricity Act 2023

The Tanzanian Minister for Finance and Planning, Hon. Mwigulu Lameck Nchemba, delivered the highly anticipated National Budget Speech on 15 June 2023 with the theme ‘Accelerating Economic Recovery, Climate Change Adaptation Mitigation and Enhancing Productive Sector..

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Banwo & Ighodalo

The Constitutional Amendment Heralding The Decentralization Of The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (“NESI”)

On March 17, 2023, an Act to alter certain provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (the “1999 Constitution”), to allow constituent states within the Nigerian federation (the “States”) to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity in area..

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MC&A Advogados

Mozambican New Electricity Law

The Mozambican Assembly of the Republic approved a new electricity law (Law 12/2022), which will be in force as from October 10.


The main purpose of this law is to adapt the existent legislation (namely Law 21/97, which is revoked) to the actual Moz..

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Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners

Net-Metering - A Game Changer for Zambia's Electricity Sector

In a progressive move, the Energy Regulation Board (“ERB”) has published the draft Net-Metering Regulations (the “Draft Regulations”), which will allow electricity consumers who generate their own electricity, using renewable energy technologi..

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