South Africa Power Report 2020/21

31 Mar 2020

Industry planners hope that the proposed unbundling of Eskom will herald in a new competitive landscape promoting capital investment flows into and within South Africa’s power sector, but new research by African Energy finds that renewable energy targets are unlikely to be met and the risk of value-destructive load shedding looks certain to be an unfortunate reality for the foreseeable future.

A new editon of this report will be published in March 2021. For more information on the new edition contact David Slater.

About the 2020/21 edition

A comprehensive guide to the risks, realities, opportunities and threats associated with entering South Africa’s electricity industry.

Benefit from independent power generation forecasts based on the actual project development pipeline, with data drawn from African Energy Live Data – our proprietary database of more than 6,500 power projects and plants.

Key features
  • Comprehensive information on existing and planned generation projects.
  • African Energy’s own Risk Management Index and 15-year (2010-24) power supply analysis, identifying trends on installed capacity broken down by fuel, technology and provinces.
  • Details on the market structure and operations.
  • Review major legislation and legal requirements for generation, transmission and distribution.
  • Profiles of key players in the sector.
  • An overview of the macroeconomic climate and outlook.
  • Natural gas resources and availability.
Your questions answered
  • How does Covid-19 and the credit rating downgrade impact on South Africa's economy and medium-term outlook?
  • Will installed capacity meet government targets by 2030?
  • What future role does coal-fired generation have in sector planning?
  • What opportunities are there for alternative fuels such as gas?
  • After decades of dominance, are there early signs that the ruling ANC is losing its grip on power?

1. Executive summary
2. Risk management report
3. Political Overview
4. Macroeconomics
Map: South Africa's electricity infrastructure
5. Power sector overview
6. Power sector policy and regulation
7. From the newsletter
8. Resource availability
Map:  South Africa's oil and gas infrastructure
9. Competitive landscape
10. Transmission and distribution
11. Off-grid
12. Demand and supply outlook
13. Data

Download the report's detailed contents list and sample pages

Reasons to buy this report:

  • Identify upcoming opportunities and threats
  • Understand policy direction, economic context and regulatory requirements.
  • Assess South Africa's risk profile
  • Benefit from independent power generation forecasts based on the actual project development pipeline
  • Know the competitive landscape

South Africa Power Report 2020/21


Price: £2,995

Format: PDF

Pages: 118

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