South Africa Electricity Generation Industry Report 2022 Featuring Eskom, Avon, Dedisa, Enel Green Power, EDF Renewables and Scatec Solar

Dublin, Jan. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Electricity Generation in South Africa 2022" report has been added to's offering.

This report on the generation of electricity in South Africa includes comprehensive information on the extent of the crisis, actions and projects aimed at relieving it, and the sources of generation that are planned.

There is information on the state of the sector, the role of Eskom and the effect of its financial and operational crisis and renewable energy and embedded generation developments.

There are profiles of 30 companies including Eskom, the National Energy Regulator, the Avon and Dedisa peaking power plants, and renewables players such as Enel Green Power, EDF Renewables and Scatec Solar.

Electricity Generation in South Africa

South Africa's electricity crisis has worsened as power cuts, which began in 2007, escalated in 2022. The percentage availability of South Africa's total installed capacity of 53.7GW at the end of 2021 fell to below 60% in October 2022 as Eskom's coal-fired power stations continue to break down, resulting in power cuts to prevent the electricity grid from collapsing.

The crisis has been compounded by Eskom's debt of about R400bn and the need for the country to transition from coal to renewable energy. Corruption, sabotage, increasing unpaid debt of municipalities and a loss of skills threaten Eskom's viability.

Key Trends

Key trends include the need to add generating capacity to the grid and the energy transition from fossil fuels to cleaner renewable energy. More industrial and commercial users and homeowners are investing in embedded generation. As of July 2022 the mining sector, which consumes about 30% of Eskom's power supply, was developing 73 self-generation projects, mostly solar.

Measures to Alleviate the Crisis

Embedded generation requirements have been lifted and emergency programmes were introduced for Eskom to buy surplus capacity from independent power producers and private generators. Experts do not expect new renewable and private sector projects to relieve load-shedding in the near term.

The recent discovery of offshore gas fields has strengthened calls for the country to use domestic gas-to-power projects. Eskom is upgrading Koeberg and government is considering expanding nuclear capacity. While it remains small, the percentage of South Africa's electricity produced by renewable energy has increased rapidly.

Key Topics Covered:


2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
2.3. Size of the Industry

3.1. State of the Industry
3.2. Key Trends
3.3. Key Issues
3.4. Notable Players
3.5. Trade
3.6. Corporate Actions
3.7. Regulations
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development



6.1. Economic Environment
6.2. Labour
6.3. Environmental Issues
6.4. Technology, R&D, Innovation
6.5. Government Support
6.6. Input Costs
6.7. Eskom Debt
6.8. Corruption, Sabotage and Theft
6.9. Electricity Tariffs

7.1. Competition
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry
7.3. Barriers to Entry




11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites

Summary of Notable Players

  • Abengoa South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Acciona Energy South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort CSP Power Plant (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • African Rainbow Energy and Power (Pty) Ltd
  • Associated Energy Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Avon Peaking Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • Cennergi (Pty) Ltd
  • Coria (PKF) Investments 28 (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Dedisa Peaking Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • EDF Renewables (Pty) Ltd
  • Enel Green Power RSA (Pty) Ltd
  • Engie Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
  • Globeleq South Africa Management Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Hopefield Wind Farm Local Community Company NPC
  • Hulisani Ltd
  • Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd
  • Lekela Power Intermediate Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Mulilo Energy Holdings (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • National Energy Regulator of South Africa
  • Pele Energy Group (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Phelan Energy Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Red Rocket South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Rosatom Central and Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Scatec Solar Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • SEF SOC Ltd
  • Sinogy Holding (Pty) Ltd
  • Sola Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Solar Capital (Pty) Ltd

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