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 - 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...

South Africa Energy Market Report - February 2018

Electricity: Following Eskom’s financial status and loan applications, the National Planning Commission (NPC) has reinforced the National Development Plan (NDP’s) discussion document on the energy sector. The operations,...

South Africa Energy Market Report - January 2018

Electricity: The Department of Energy publicly stated that the November 2015 Expedited Round bids for wind and solar were 65 c/kWh i.e. significantly cheaper than new coal IPPs at around...