n Local Government Bulletin - The REDs are coming

Volume 6, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



Regional Electricity Regulators (REDs) have been under discussion since the early 1990s and numerous debates have been held for and against them. At last the process seems to have been pushed beyond a point of no return with the announcement by President Mbeki that the first RED will be operational by June 2005 and the last of the six by January 2007. The process was given another boost by the announcement by the Minister of Minerals and Energy that the first phase of the first RED would be the amalgamation of the City of Cape Town with Eskom Western Region.

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