Generation of Electricity in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4420033
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 69 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • CEF (SOC) Ltd
  • Cennergi (Pty) Ltd
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
  • Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
The Generation of Electricity:

State-owned utility Eskom, which supplies 95% of the country’s power, has been plagued with negative publicity relating to increasing electricity costs, corruption and mismanagement. Credit ratings downgrades, financial instability and declining electricity sales have made the utility heavily reliant on government funding and despite the high upfront capital costs of nuclear projects, government plans to go ahead with the nuclear build programme.

Difficult Times:

Although Eskom reported in July 2017 that its total revenue increased 7.9% to R177bn for the year ended March 2017, the utility’s profit declined drastically by 85%, from R8bn to R1bn. Net finance costs increased 82%, from R8bn to R14bn, over the year and the amount of money owed to Eskom increased from about R1.2bn in 2012 to R11.3bn in 2016. Overall electricity sales declined 0.2% with large decreases in the industrial and agricultural sectors of 3.7% and 5.7% respectively.

Progress in the Renewable Energy Sector:

Despite delays in the awarding of contracts to Independent Power Producers (IPPs), the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPPP) has to date attracted more than R195bn in private investment. In 2016 a record 161GW of newly installed renewable power capacity was added, an increase of almost 9% compared to 2015. Solar PV accounted for approximately 47% of the total additions, with the equivalent of more than 31,000 panels installed hourly. Wind power accounted for 34% and hydropower 15.5% of the total.

Report Coverage:

The report on the Electricity sector examines current conditions and describes the developments in the generation of electricity in South Africa. Profiles for 13 companies are provided, ranging from state-owned companies Eskom and the Central Energy Fund to small renewable producers such as Avon Peaking Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd which focuses on thermal energy, and Cennergi (Pty) Ltd, active in the solar sector.
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  • CEF (SOC) Ltd
  • Cennergi (Pty) Ltd
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
  • Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd
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1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Government Initiatives
5.3. Operating Costs
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.5. Labour
5.6. Cyclicality
5.7. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Appendix 1
Proven Global Gas Reserves

Appendix 2
Global Gas Trade in 2015 and 2016

Appendix 3
Global Trade Movements By Pipeline – 2016

Appendix 4
Global Trade Movements - Lng

Company Profiles- the Manufacture of Gas
African Oxygen Ltd
Bp Southern Africa (PTY) Ltd
Chevron South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Engen Petroleum Ltd
National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa Soc Ltd (The)
Renergen Ltd
Shell and Bp South African Petroleum Refineries (PTY) Ltd

Company Profiles- Distribution of Gases, Liquids, Slurry and Other Commodities Via Pipelines
Egoli Gas (PTY) Ltd
Gigajoule International (PTY) Ltd
Sasol Gas (PTY) Ltd
Transnet Soc Ltd
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  • Associated Energy Services (Pty) Ltd
  • CEF (SOC) Ltd
  • Cennergi (Pty) Ltd
  • Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd
  • National Energy Regulator of South Africa
  • Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd
  • ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort CSP Power Plant (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Avon Peaking Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Dedisa Peaking Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Hopefield Wind Farm Local Community Company
  • Phelan Energy Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Coria (PKF) Investments 28 (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Rosatom Central and Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
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