Category Archives: Policy/Regulatory Information
Documents and support guides on the national and municipal legal and policy frameworks relevant to SSEG.
Embedded Generation Policy
A generic municipal policy document covering the overarching requirements and process of including SSEG onto the municipal network. This typically forms the primary municipal policy around SSEG and can be used for council submission. The policy document refers to the more technically detailed Requirements for Embedded Generation document, which thus forms part of the policy.
ERA Schedule 2 – Embedded Generation license exemption (17 Jan 2023)
Specifies embedded generator sizes that are exempt from NERSA licensing requirements, and which are exempt but still need to register with NERSA (Note that this document is very similar to the 15 Dec 2022 Schedule 2, with one wording correction which does not affect embedded generator registration or licensing requirements).
Municipal legal framework applicable to Embedded Generation
This report highlights and clarifies the various legal and regulatory issues pertaining to the municipal legal framework applicable to embedded generation (Pinsent Masons, 2022).
EG By-Law and Policy Guide
A guide to the connection of embedded generation to a municipal distribution system: electricity supply by-law and policy requirements (Cliffe Decker Hofmeyr, 2019).
Rooftop PV Guidelines for Safe and Legal Installations in Cape Town (April 2022)
If you are considering installing a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system, but you are not sure how to do it safely and legally, these guidelines will help you to: Make informed decisions about what type of PV system to install. Select the best service provider. Understand all the key requirements before, during and after installation.
SALGA Local Government Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Strategy Guide
This strategy guide provides a clear programme of action for local government to promote the development of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) in line with national policy direction and within local governance mandates (SEA & SALGA, 2021).
NERSA SSEG Registration Application Form
Where SSEG needs to be registered with NERSA in terms of the ERA Schedule 2 (Licensing Exemption), this for is to be filled in and submitted to them. (NERSA 2019)
SSEG Registration and licensing requirements – Industry Brief
This industry brief by GreenCape clarifies the NERSA registration and licensing requirements for SSEG as of March 2020 (when the latest Schedule 2 – license exemption – of the ERA was gazetted). GreenCape 2021
Status of Small Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) In South African Municipalities
Update on the uptake status of SSEG processes and tariffs in South African municipalities as of November 2020 (SALGA, 2020).
NERSA Registration Procedure for SSEG
Specifies the process for registering SSEG with NERSA (for systems that are required to register as per the ERA Schedule 2). Published 20 August 2018.