National Energy Regulator of South Africa

National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), is the regulatory authority for the electricity supply industry in South Africa.[1]

National Energy Regulator of South Africa
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Agency overview
Formed2005
JurisdictionSouth Africa
Agency executive
  • Smunda Mokoena, Chairperson
Websitehttps://www.nersa.org.za/

BackgroundEdit

National Energy Regulator of South Africa was established to regulate the energy industry in South Africa and to follow government standards, laws, policies and international best practices in support of sustainable development.[2][3][4] It was established by the section 3 of the National Energy Regulator Act, 2004 (Act No. 40 of 2004). NERSA’s mandate is to regulate the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industries in terms of the 2001 Gas Act, Petroleum Pipelines act of 2003 and the Electricity Regulation Act..[5][6]

In November 2020, NERSA announced it was approving the procurement of 2,500 megawatts of nuclear power by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) - Overview". nationalgovernment.co.za. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  2. ^ "Electricity | Department: Energy | REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA". www.energy.gov.za. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  3. ^ "Relief as Ramaphosa announces surprise energy reform plans". The Mail & Guardian. 2021-06-10. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  4. ^ "Nersa increase places 90 000 mining jobs at risk". The Mail & Guardian. 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  5. ^ "The National Energy Regulator of South Africa - Chris Forlee". www.polity.org.za. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  6. ^ SOUTH AFRICA RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR; NERSA PROGRESS & CHALLENGES NERSA PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES.
  7. ^ "S. Africa Regulator to Consider Approving Nuclear Power Plan".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Nersa backs new nuclear generation". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 2021-08-28.