The private sector registered a record number of generation projects for their own use in 2023, most of them were solar PV.
Last year, South Africa’s private sector registered approximately 4 490MW of renewable energy projects – nearly three times as much as in 2022.
These private generation projects, which include mostly solar PV and wind power, undertaken in 2023, dwarf the meagre 134MW registered in 2021 – 33 times more.
This is according to information from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). Generation facilities are required to be registered with the energy regulator.
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