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NERSA Draws Up Proposed Licence Fees for Electricity Generators

December 11, 2020

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

Proposed licence fees payable by generators of electricity have been published for comment.

The mineral resources and energy department published the proposed fees payable to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) in Government Gazette 43983.

NERSA drew up the proposed fees for the 2021/22 financial year in terms of Section 5b(3)(a)(i) of the Electricity Act 41 of 1987 and Section 2(3)(a) of both the Gas Regulator Levies Act, 2002 and the Petroleum Pipelines Levies Act.

NERSA also published proposed levies for the piped-gas and petroleum pipeline industries.

NERSA points out that the licence fees payable in the 2021/22 budget by generators of electricity will be reduced by a refund of surplus funds to the value of R33 623 456 and interest and other income of R8 049 839.

The piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industry levies will be reduced by a refund of surplus funds of R10 216 837 and R20 081 567 respectively and an equal share of R5 814 711 for interest and other income.

According to the notice, the total amount that NERSA needs to recover through licence fees and levy income is R320 695 519 for 2021/22.

The proposed licence fee payable by licensed generators of electricity is 0.09281 c/kWh; the proposed levy for the piped-gas industry is 42.995 c/Gj and the proposed levy for the petroleum pipeline industry is 0.397734 c/litre.

Comment is invited within 30 days of the date of publication.