Dublin, Jan. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Electricity Generation in South Africa 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
This report on the generation of electricity in South Africa includes comprehensive information on the extent of the crisis, actions and projects aimed at relieving it, and the sources of generation that are planned.
There is information on the state of the sector, the role of Eskom and the effect of its financial and operational crisis and renewable energy and embedded generation developments.
There are profiles of 30 companies including Eskom, the National Energy Regulator, the Avon and Dedisa peaking power plants, and renewables players such as Enel Green Power, EDF Renewables and Scatec Solar.
Electricity Generation in South Africa
South Africa's electricity crisis has worsened as power cuts, which began in 2007, escalated in 2022. The percentage availability of South Africa's total installed capacity of 53.7GW at the end of 2021 fell to below 60% in October 2022 as Eskom's coal-fired power stations continue to break down, resulting in power cuts to prevent the electricity grid from collapsing.
The crisis has been compounded by Eskom's debt of about R400bn and the need for the country to transition from coal to renewable energy. Corruption, sabotage, increasing unpaid debt of municipalities and a loss of skills threaten Eskom's viability.
Key trends include the need to add generating capacity to the grid and the energy transition from fossil fuels to cleaner renewable energy. More industrial and commercial users and homeowners are investing in embedded generation. As of July 2022 the mining sector, which consumes about 30% of Eskom's power supply, was developing 73 self-generation projects, mostly solar.
Measures to Alleviate the Crisis
Embedded generation requirements have been lifted and emergency programmes were introduced for Eskom to buy surplus capacity from independent power producers and private generators. Experts do not expect new renewable and private sector projects to relieve load-shedding in the near term.
The recent discovery of offshore gas fields has strengthened calls for the country to use domestic gas-to-power projects. Eskom is upgrading Koeberg and government is considering expanding nuclear capacity. While it remains small, the percentage of South Africa's electricity produced by renewable energy has increased rapidly.
Key Topics Covered:
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
2.3. Size of the Industry
3.1. State of the Industry
3.2. Key Trends
3.3. Key Issues
3.4. Notable Players
3.6. Corporate Actions
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS
6.1. Economic Environment
6.3. Environmental Issues
6.4. Technology, R&D, Innovation
6.5. Government Support
6.6. Input Costs
6.7. Eskom Debt
6.8. Corruption, Sabotage and Theft
6.9. Electricity Tariffs
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry
7.3. Barriers to Entry
8. SWOT ANALYSIS
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
Summary of Notable Players
Abengoa South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Acciona Energy South Africa (Pty) Ltd
ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort CSP Power Plant (RF) (Pty) Ltd
African Rainbow Energy and Power (Pty) Ltd
Associated Energy Services (Pty) Ltd
Avon Peaking Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd
BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd
Cennergi (Pty) Ltd
Coria (PKF) Investments 28 (RF) (Pty) Ltd
Dedisa Peaking Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd
EDF Renewables (Pty) Ltd
Enel Green Power RSA (Pty) Ltd
Engie Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
Globeleq South Africa Management Services (Pty) Ltd
Hopefield Wind Farm Local Community Company NPC
Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd
Lekela Power Intermediate Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Mulilo Energy Holdings (RF) (Pty) Ltd
National Energy Regulator of South Africa
Pele Energy Group (RF) (Pty) Ltd
Phelan Energy Group (Pty) Ltd
Red Rocket South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Rosatom Central and Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Scatec Solar Africa (Pty) Ltd
SEF SOC Ltd
Sinogy Holding (Pty) Ltd
Sola Group (Pty) Ltd
Solar Capital (Pty) Ltd
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