Publications

Country Energy Reports



Economics, politics, infrastructure and the availability of natural resources are some of the many elements that shape a country’s energy market. Keeping track of a country’s energy price trends, regulatory updates, and carbon reporting requirements is a resource intensive endeavor. Consequently, NUS publishes monthly country-specific energy reports to keep businesses informed of energy market developments at the national level.



South Africa Energy Market Report - September 2018

​Electricity: Coal supply crisis: Eskom (state-owned electricity utility) has only 20 days’ coal supply at 10 of its 15 power stations fearing that South Africa may enter another round of load shedding). The...

South Africa Energy Market Report - August 2018

​Electricity: The Integrated Resource Plan 2018 released by South Africa’s Energy Minister during August 2018 has give 60 days for public comment, after which it will be sent to Cabinet for final...

South Africa Energy Market Report - July 2018

​Electricity: The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) 2018 summit was held in Johannesburg at the end of July. The summit supported the diversification of its energy mix to...

South Africa Energy Market Report - June 2018

​Electricity: The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (Irena) confirmed that renewable energy and energy efficiency can provide over 90% of the energy-related carbon emission reductions required to keep global temperature rise...

South Africa Energy Market Report - May 2018

Electricity: Coal remains the dominant source of fuel for power generation in South Africa; accounting for about 89% of the country’s primary energy consumption. However, with significant additional generation capacity...

South Africa Energy Market Report - April 2018

Electricity: South Africa welcomes a new dawn with the approved construction of 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers (IPP). With a combined investment value of R56 billion and added capacity of 2300...