Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006)
Integrated Resource Plan 2019
2. The IRP in Context
2.9 Regional Integration
South Africa through Eskom participates and trades electricity through the South African Power Pool (SAPP). While the African continent is rich with primary energy resources, there is limited energy trading between the African countries. South Africa through Eskom import electricity from Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique. South Africa through Eskom also export electricity to Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Transmission infrastructure is needed to further unlock regional energy trading and enable development of generation projects.
Increased collaboration and alignment at regional level is key to unlocking already identified generation and transmission infrastructure projects.