Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
23 Sep 2021
5:45 am

National Energy Regulator contravening own rules, says expert

Reitumetse Makwea

Energy expert Clyde Mallinson said Nersa’s decision to grant Karpowership a licence was a contravention of its own rules

It was also argued no noise impact assessment had been made on fisheries. Picture: iStock

Although the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) granted Turkey’s Karpowership three licences to generate power on floating gas ships, experts have said the gas-to-power project was a disaster as SA’s energy supply crisis will grow in the next 20 years. Energy expert Clyde Mallinson said Nersa’s decision to grant Karpowership a licence was a contravention of its ownrules. “Nersa seems to have made a mistake because previously, if you wanted to get a generation licence, you had to have all your documents in place,” he said. “Karpowership hasn’t got their environmental approval yet so they shouldn’t have even...