Energy Intensive Users Group of Southern Africa

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Organised business joint position on carbon tax – 13 September 2022

MEDIA RELEASE The Energy Council of South Africa, Minerals Council South Africa, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) and Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) are jointly proposing improvements to the Carbon Tax proposals of the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB). As the multi-representative bodies of organised business in South Africa, we are committed to a thriving and sustainable energy sector in South Africa and a just and equitable transition. We are supportive of carbon pricing, including the carbon tax and the development of tools and mechanisms that promote ...READ ARTICLE >>

2022-09-22T10:56:59+00:00September 13th, 2022|

Joint EIUG-MCSA Submission: Methodology For The Determination Of Tariffs And Prices In The Electricity Industry – 12 August 2022

ANNEXURE A Overarching comments  The current draft methodology was preceded by a draft version published in September 2021. Whilst some enhancements have been made, it cannot be considered an improved methodology compared to the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD) methodology, primarily because it lacks detailed formulae and rules for interpretation...[CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT IMAGE BELOW TO READ FULL TEXT]

2022-09-22T10:55:48+00:00August 12th, 2022|

Urgent Action Vital For An Enabling Energy Supply Industry – 25 June 2021

By Fanele Mondi  Energy is the engine for economic growth and development in our country and requires an enabling electricity supply industry. To foster the prosperity of all South Africans, a reliable electricity supply, stable electricity costs and the decarbonisation of the economy is essential. Added generation and own-use generation capacity will assist to close the national electricity supply deficit. It is, therefore, encouraging that Government intends to increase the generation licence threshold from 1MW to 100MW. This is a material step forward in transforming our electricity supply industry (ESI) and closing the short-term energy deficit.  The unreliability of ...READ ARTICLE >>

2022-09-23T14:37:04+00:00June 25th, 2022|

EIUG/ITTCC Decarbonisation Letter Of Support To Eskom – 5 November 2021

The EIUG and the Industry Task Team on Climate Change (“ITTCC”) collectively view climate change as one of the greatest threats humanity has ever faced. The impacts of climate change on people’s livelihoods, the environment and future generations is seen daily worldwide and cannot be understated. Ultimately, climate change poses a threat to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (“UNSDG”), particularly UNSDG 13. Developing countries, such as ours, have already experienced the severe effects of climate change and we will be highly impacted in the near future by the negative impacts of climate change. As such it ...READ ARTICLE >>

2022-09-26T10:58:04+00:00November 5th, 2021|

EIUG Response On NERSA Rejection Of Eskom MYPD5 Application – 15 October 2021

The EIUG has noted the NERSA rejection of Eskom’s Fifth Multi Year Price Determination (MYPD5) and the NERSA proposal for a year interim increase instead. The EIUG has in its response to the ESKOM Regulatory Clearing Account for Financial Year 2019/20 (RCA FY20) called for both the review of the pricing methodology and an interim 2–3-year fixed price increase be implemented in consultation with all key stakeholders. We believe this would ultimately offer stability and the ability to plan by all parties while a pricing methodology is being reviewed. ...[CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT IMAGE BELOW TO READ FULL RESPONSE] ...READ ARTICLE >>

2022-09-26T11:00:16+00:00October 15th, 2021|

EIUG Response: Public Consultation on Concurrence with the Ministerial Determination on the Procurement of New Generation Capacity from the Short-Term Power Purchase Programme – 23 September 2021

The EIUG welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this important consultation and welcomes the STPPP initiative as a contributor in closing the energy deficit and thereby alleviating energy interruptions. Attached please find our response as annexure to this letter. ANNEXURE A:  EIUG RESPONSE: PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON CONCURRENCE WITH THE MINISTERIAL DETERMINATION ON THE PROCUREMENT OF NEW GENERATION CAPACITY FROM A RANGE OF ENERGY SOURCES FROM THE SHORT-TERM POWER PURCHASE PROGRAMME (STPPP) ...[CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT IMAGE BELOW TO READ FULL TEXT]

2022-09-26T10:48:46+00:00September 23rd, 2021|

EIUG Response: Public Consultation on NIP2050 – 17 September 2021

The EIUG welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this important consultation and welcomes the initiative to consolidate infrastructure projects that are critical for our economy and the plan’s intent to improve coordination and transparency for all stakeholders. We are committing to play our part in the formulation of the plan especially with regards to the energy infrastructure planning. As such the EIUG will primarily focus its comments on the energy infrastructure, however, some of the comments will also apply in other areas of the plan. Attached please find our response as annexure to this letter. ANNEXURE A: EIUG RESPONSE: ...READ ARTICLE >>

2022-09-26T10:37:50+00:00September 17th, 2021|

EIUG Response: Public Consultation on the Eskom FY20 RCA – 30 June 2021

The EIUG welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this important consultation in the determination process for Eskom’s fourth Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD4) Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) Year 1 (2019/20) application. To this effect EIUG will comment only to a few aspects of the balances being applied for but focus more on some of the issues which repeatedly results in the volatility of the prices be it through RCA or recent court reviews. In essence we believe the key issues to this application relate to  i) The poor maintenance regime applied by Eskom;  ii) The unsuitability of the pricing methodology ...READ ARTICLE >>

2022-09-26T10:31:32+00:00June 30th, 2021|

EIUG Comments on the Presidential Announcement – ERA Schedule 2 Amendment – 10 June 2021

The EIUG members collectively account for over 40% of the electrical energy consumed in South Africa. Our members are also significant contributors to employment (>650 000 employees) and GDP (~20% contribution). Energy is the engine for economic growth and development in our country. The EIUG believes in the need to create an enabling electricity supply industry that will empower the country to prosper by improving our electricity supply reliability and capacity, stabilising our escalating electricity costs and support the decarbonisation of our economy.  It is for these reasons that the EIUG welcomes the announcement made this afternoon, 10 June ...READ ARTICLE >>

2022-09-23T14:40:35+00:00June 10th, 2021|

EIUG Comments on Eskom Proposed Negotiated Pricing Agreements – 26 May 2021

The EIUG welcomes the efforts by NERSA to process and advance the Interim Long Term (ILT) Negotiated Pricing Agreements (NPAs). The EIUG is supportive of the objectives of the ILT Framework and NERSA’s role in approving NPAs. However, the EIUG is unable to comment on specific member’s applications for NPA’s and will therefore restrict its comments in this response to the role and importance of NPAs for distressed Large Power Users (LPU). ...[CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT IMAGE BELOW TO READ FULL TEXT]

2022-09-26T10:21:45+00:00May 26th, 2021|
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