Energy Efficiency Country Study: South Africa

Energy Efficiency Country Study, South Africa
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Over the last few years, the Republic of South Africa’s Government (RSA Gov) has been actively implementing policies to move Energy Efficiency forward. The trigger to this acceleration has been a series of widespread rolling blackouts in 2008 but deeper-rooted reasons have also contributed to this necessity, such as the significant saving potential and the desire to reduce South Africa’s impact on climate change.

South Africa is one of the pioneering emerging economies to have set up a transparent and systematic mechanism to fund energy efficiency. There is a lot to be learned from both the regulations surrounding the new policy framework and from the programs’ implementation. The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) is the regulatory authority in charge of determining electricity tariff increases and energy efficiency goals. Eskom, the national government-owned electricity utility, administers the energy savings programs.

Source: www.lbl.gov

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