The Cape High Court decision in April 2017 setting aside the Minister of Energy’s decision determining the requirements for procurement of nuclear generation capacity and tabling of the related Russian intergovernmental agreement (IGA) in parliament usefully reminds us of a few important principles of constitutional and administrative law:

  1. Whilst the courts will not usually interfere

Small-scale embedded generation (SSEG), particularly rooftop solar photovoltaic systems, are increasingly used by South Africans as an alternative solution to South Africa’s current energy supply challenge. The Integrated Resource Plan 2010-2030 Update estimates that residential and commercial PV embedded generation could reach 22.5GW by 2020. However, there is no legal framework for the implementation of

The Mozambique New Petroleum Law (21/2014) came into force on 18 August 2014 and is subject to further regulation by the government within 60 days of its publication. The law provides that all petroleum resources existing as natural resources in the soil and the subsoil, in interior waters, in the territorial sea, on the continental

The economic development obligations placed on developers in terms of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme are fairly onerous and can have far-reaching implications for renewable energy projects in South Africa if protests by unhappy local communities are events of default.

To comply with the ownership requirement imposed as part of the economic

The DoE recently made sweeping amendments to the RFP under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) to make the bid submission process cheaper and less onerous for developers. Will the DoE make the same changes to the RFP under the Small Project Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (SPIPPPP)?

The intention is to

Projects aiming to reach financial close in the third round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in November 2014 will be affected by the amended Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice (Amended B-BBEE Codes) following amendments to the Implementation Agreement.

Some of the most significant changes to the Implementation

The essential requirements of the Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (CBIPPPP) were set out in the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Request for Registration (RFR) of 26 June 2014. The RFR also gives a flavour of the key factors the DoE will consider in the evaluation of bid responses submitted, some of which are

After numerous press releases about the impending release of the Coal Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (CIPPPP), the Department of Energy (DoE) released a formal request for compulsory registration for new generation capacity under the CIPPPP on 25 June 2014.

Developers who wish to take part in this programme must register if they wish to