As part of Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, the Municipal Leaders Forum will be hosting two open webinars.
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Municipality Resilience: What does the municipality of the future look like in a changing regulatory environment?
Overview: Mineral Resources and Energy Minister of South Africa has gazetted amendments to the electricity regulations for new electricity generation capacity, opening the way for “municipalities in good financial standing to develop their own power generation projects”. This is in-line with the President’s priorities of rapid expansion of energy generation capacity as a top priority.
The amendments extend the procurement of new renewables, cogeneration, baseload, mid-merit, peak load, energy storage and cross-border generation capacity to organs of State “active in the energy sector”, which includes municipalities.
Municipalities now have to adapt to the changing regulatory environment.
The “Municipality Resilience: What does the municipality of the future look like in a changing regulatory environment?” webinar sets to unpack and navigate the changing regulatory landscape in South Africa. With key stakeholders in the industry value chain (municipalities, IPPs, utilities ect.), the webinar will address major focus areas:
- How will municipalities engage with utilities?
- What does sustainable engagement with IPPs look like?
- Unpacking and understanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in the context of municipalities
Time: 10:30 AM SAT
Date: 18 November 2020
The bottom line: Mitigating the financial conundrum in Municipality balance sheets
The financial balancing act that municipalities in the country face is one that needs to be urgently addressed and one that includes all invested parties.
“The bottom line: Mitigating the financial conundrum in Municipality balance sheets’ webinar will address major facets of the financial challenges facing municipalities:
- Navigating a bloated wage bill and decreased capital expenditure budgets
- Innovation as a solution to the billing and revenue collection hurdle
- Local economic development
- Funding mechanism
- Traditional funding models
- Hybrid funding models
Time: 10:30 AM SAT
Date:19 November 2020