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South Africa Power Report Q4 2017

BMI View: Coal-fired power will remain South Africa's main source of electricity over our 1-year forecastperiod as the country continues to make use of its abundant domestic coal reserves. Although the continueddelay in signing IPP contracts will result in investors becoming wary of new projects in South Africa, weexpect the success of previous auctions in the REIPPPP will continue to attract interest and nonhydropowerrenewable capacity will remain the growth outperformer in the country.

Latest Updates And Structural Trends

Unit 1 of the Kusile power plant was brought online at the end of August 2017. This means that thepower plant is currently operating at a capacity of 2.4 gigawatts (GW), with a further three 800 megawatt(MW) units left to be commissioned before the final completion date of 2022. The power plant will havea total capacity of 4.8 gigawatts (GW). We expect that the power plant will be completed by 2022,although we notice that the risk of cost overruns and labour disputes are still a downside risk to the fullcommissioning of the project.


BMI Industry View
Table: Headline Power Forecasts (South Africa 2016-2022)
SWOT
Industry Forecast
South Africa Snapshot
Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data (South Africa 2016-2021)
Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data (South Africa 2021-2026)
Table: Country Snapshot: Power Sector
South Africa Power Forecast Scenario
Electricity Generation And Power Generating Capacity
Thermal Generation and Capacity Forecast
Nuclear Generation And Capacity Forecast
Table: South Africa: Nuclear Reactors
Hydropower Generation And Capacity Forecast
Renewables Generation And Capacity Forecast
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2015-2020)
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2021-2026)
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2015-2020)
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2021-2026)
Electricity Consumption
Table: Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2015-2020)
Table: Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2021-2026)
Transmission And Distribution
Table: Electric Power T&D Losses Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2015-2020)
Table: Electric Power T&D Losses Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2021-2026)
Table: Trade Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2015-2020)
Table: Trade Data And Forecasts (South Africa 2021-2026)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
SSA Power: Political And Economic Risks Overshadow Potential Rewards
South Africa - Low Risks And Low Rewards In Developed Power Sector
Market Overview
Key Policies And Market Structure
Regulation And Competition
Sustainable Energy Policies
Pricing
South Africa Power Projects Database
SSA Key Policies And Market Structure
Competitive Landscape
SSA Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Eskom
Regional Overview
Glossary
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Methodology
Methodology And Sources
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Power Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Indicators - Explanation and Sources

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