The role of Eskom and the effect of its financial and operational crisis and developments in renewable energy and integrated generation

DUBLIN, January 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The “Generation of electricity in South Africa Report 2022″ has been added to offering.

This report on electricity generation in South Africa It includes complete information on the scope of the crisis, the actions and projects aimed at alleviating it, and the sources of generation that are expected.

There is information on the state of the sector, the role of Eskom and the effect of its financial and operational crisis and developments in renewable energy and integrated generation.

There are profiles of 30 companies, including Eskom, the National Energy Regulator, Avon and Dedisa power plants, and renewable energy players such as Enel green energyEDF Renewables and Scatec Solar.

Electricity generation in South Africa

South Africa The electricity crisis has worsened as power outages, which began in 2007, intensified in 2022. The percentage availability of South Africa the total installed capacity of 53.7 GW at the end of 2021 fell below 60% in October 2022 as Eskom’s coal-fired power plants continue to fail, causing power outages to prevent the collapse of the electricity grid.

The crisis has been compounded by Eskom’s debt of some R400 billion and the country’s need to switch from coal to renewables. Corruption, sabotage, increasing unpaid debt from municipalities and loss of skills threaten Eskom’s viability.

key trends

Key trends include the need to add generation 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 integrated generation. From July 2022 The mining sector, which consumes around 30% of Eskom’s electricity supply, was developing 73 self-generation projects, mostly solar.

Measures to alleviate the crisis

Integrated generation requirements have been removed and emergency programs have been introduced for Eskom to purchase excess capacity from independent power producers and private generators. Experts do not expect new renewable and private sector projects to ease the load reduction any time soon.

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 the government is considering expanding nuclear capacity. Although still small, the percentage of South Africa electricity produced by renewables has increased rapidly.

Key topics covered:


2.1. Industry value chain
2.2. Geographical position
23. Industry Size

3.1. industry status
3.2. key trends
3.3. key issues
3.4. Notable players
3.5. Commerce
3.6. corporate actions
3.7. Regulation
3.8. Business Development and Social Development



6.1. economic environment
6.2. Work
6.3. Environmental issues
6.4. Technology, R&D, Innovation
6.5. Government support
6.6. entry costs
6.7. Eskom debt
6.8. Corruption, Sabotage and Theft
6.9. electricity rates

7.1. Competence
7.2. Industry ownership structure
7.3. barriers to entry




11.1. Publications
11.2. websites

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
  • Cenergi (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 South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
  • Globeleq South Africa Management Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Hopefield Wind Farm Local Community Company NPC
  • Hulisani Ltd.
  • 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
  • Central Rosatom and South 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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