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Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006)

Determinations under Section 34(1) of the Act

Nuclear Programme 2016

Notice No. R. 1557 of 2016


Notice No. R. 1557

14 December 2016


Department of Energy




The Minister of Energy ("the Minister"), in consultation with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa ("NERSA"), acting under section 34(1) of the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006 (as amended) (the "ERA") has determined as follows:


1. that energy generation capacity needs to be procured to contribute towards energy security and to facilitate achievement of the greenhouse gas emission targets for the Republic of South Africa, accordingly, 9 600 megawatts (MW) should be procured to be generated from nuclear energy ( "nuclear programme "), which is in accordance with the capacity allocated under the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity 2010 -2030 (published as GN 400 of 06 May 2011 in Government Gazette No. 34263) ("lRP 2010-2030" or as updated);


2. that electricity produced from the new generation capacity ('the electricity "), shall be procured through tendering procedures which are fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective and provide for private sector participation;


3. that the nuclear programme shall target connection to the Grid as outlined in the IRP2010-2030 (or as updated), taking into account all relevant factors including the time required for procurement;


4.        that the procurer in respect of the nuclear programme shall be the Eskom Holdings (SOC) Limited or its subsidiaries;


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