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South Africa plans new law to speed up power projects

South Africa plans new law to speed up power projects

CARIEN DU PLESSIS SOUTH Africa is developing new legislation to speed up energy projects to add generating capacity and help end power cuts, a presentation by the country's energy crisis committee showed. Ageing coal-fired power stations, underinvestment in new capacity and foot-dragging on policies to encourage private providers has left South Africa facing constant power cuts. However, work is underway to accelerate the procurement of additional capacity, according to a presentation seen by Reuters on Tuesday from the National Energy Crisis Committee, set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa. It said the committee is working to "develop emergency legislation which can…
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