Click here for the information brochure on the process and prices of crossing the Eskom networks due to bilateral trade. Following consultations with electricity industry (ESI) stakeholders on draft bicycle contracts and interconnection codes, the Authority approved and adopted, at its 284th meeting on 8 September 2017, the implementation documents by all ESI licensees involved in network and wheel activities. In April 2016, the Electricity Regulatory Authority, with the support of the GETFIT MS program. Intec GOPA – International Energy Consultants, commissioned international energy consultants to develop standardized models of link codes and bicycle contracts, including the methodology for determining bicycle charges. Some of these on-board generators may be sold to the individual buyer through approved power purchase contracts, while others may want to invest energy to third parties. Generators that want to drive energy face a number of challenges related to the use of system royalties. See Wheeling 30 March.pdf which exposes the context of cycling within South Africa`s borders. Generators and loads are the network manager`s two customers. Future opportunities for IPPs and Generators will be primarily determined by the PRI framework and the definition of capacity availability for IPPs and generators by the IRP and the government. After all of the above, the ERA has adopted Interconnection Code and Standard Wheeling Agreements 004 /2017, which imposes all licences for the adoption and implementation of the following cycling agreements and the interconnection code.
A national framework for the use of system charges for generators is currently being developed by the National Energy Regulatory Agency in South Africa (NERSA). Eskom currently charges a service and management fee for generators. Generators have the same non-discriminatory rights to access the network as a charge, according to the transport network code and the distribution network code. Loads pay a published and approved fee for the use of the network and may be an explicitly unbundled fee or not. Currently, there is no regulatory framework for the use of system charges for on-board generators (generators connected to the distribution network), but NERSA is developing a framework for generators. Click here for the standard price schedule, which will be changed as soon as NERSA`s national framework is approved. Non-eskom generators and eskom generators are treated in the same way in terms of access, but generators must be allowed to generate and act before access can be provided.