oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Promoting access to affordable electricity : electricity restructuring in South Africa

Volume 4 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 4 No 4 19 The draft Electricity Distribution Industry Restructuring Bill (the draft Bill) was published for public comment on 24 April 2003. It provides for the restructuring of the Electricity Distribution Industry (EDI) through the establishment of six Regional Electricity Distributors (REDS). Until now responsibility for electricity distribution in South Africa has been spread across a range of distributors, with some consumers receiving electricity directly from Eskom and others receiving it from their municipality. The draft Bill envisages that the REDS will take over the distribution function of both Eskom and the municipalities, thereby ..

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