Country:South Africa
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Solar
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Department of Minerals and Energy (DME)
Funding:2006-07: EUR 154 million (ZAR 1.4 billion)
Description:The Integrated National Electrification Programme (INEP) has been running since 2001, with the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) taking over responsibility for it in April 2002. The programme aims for all households to be provided with an electricity supply by 2012. It is financed by international donors and via the National Electrification Fund, fed directly by the national budget and controlled by the DME. By the end of the 2006 year, the INEP had delivered connections to approximately 383 587 households, 2 533 schools and 78 health centres. A small portion of the funding (ZAR 22.4 million or EUR 2.5 million in 2005-06) is used for solar home systems in private households. Rural households using solar energy benefit from an operation and maintenance subsidy of up to a maximum of ZAR 40 per household per month.

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