Electricity Market Development in South Africa

Expert webinar explored the implications of transitioning to a multi-market model
Solar PV park De Aar in South Africa
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At the end of October, EE Business Intelligence and the Power Futures Lab co-hosted an expert webinar on electricity market development in South Africa. GET.transform supported the virtual exchange along with SAGEN, RMB, Webber Wentzel, Enerweb and the South African IPP Association (SAIPPA).

With the formal separation of Eskom‘s generation, transmission, and distribution enterprises, coupled with the surging participation of the private sector in the Southern African electricity supply sector through Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and traders, an informal competitive electricity market has already begun to take shape. Various forms of electricity agreements, such as bilateral IPP-to-customer wheeling arrangements and over-the-counter (OTC) electricity trading, as well as trading arrangements spanning one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, and many-to-many configurations, are rapidly developing.

The webinar revolved around the urgency and implications of the transition to a multi-market model to serve the changing needs of the electricity supply industry in the Southern African region. Chris Yelland of EE Business Intelligence hosted the webinar together with Christine Juta of the Power Futures Lab, UCT Graduate School of Business. Prof. Anton Eberhard of the same centre of excellence gave the opening keynote before more expert speakers provided their inputs.

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Recording of the EE Business Intelligence webinar on 26 October, 2023