n Local Government Bulletin - New electricity regulations : shocking municipalities into action?
|Article Title||New electricity regulations : shocking municipalities into action?|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Author||Jaap De Visser|
|Publication Date||Feb 2008|
|Pages||4 - 5|
Municipalities will play a key role in the government's response to the electricity crisis. In the wake of the recent peak in the ongoing electricity shortages, the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) published draft regulations that aim to minimise electricity load-shedding and blackouts and improve the quality of electricity supply. To this end, a series of measures is proposed. The regulations are directed at 'licensees', which include municipalities that sell electricity with a licence from Eskom.
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