2019-w810 - 01 April 2019

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo to ask the Minister of Energy

With reference to his reply to question 2476 on 4 September 2018, by what date will the final updated Integrated Resource Plan be released?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 1 Apr 2019

The Draft IRP is undergoing a consultation process with Nedlac. As soon as the process is completed and subject to the outcome of Cabinet, it will then be released.

 

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2019-w802 - 01 April 2019

Marshall Mzingisi Dlamini to ask the Minister of Energy

(1)(a) On what basis was a certain person (name furnished) removed from certain positions (details furnished) and (b) did he consult Cabinet before he took the decision to remove the person from the specified positions; (2) whether the allegations against the specified person were criminal in nature; if so, will he be pressing charges against the specified person?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 1 Apr 2019

1. (a) Mr Luvo Makasi was removed from his position as Chairperson and Director of CEF following serious allegations against him that were brought to my attention. Upon considering his representations on the said allegations, I then decided to remove him from his responsibilities on the CEF Board. (b) In terms of the Memorandum of Incorporation of CEF, the removal of Directors of the ...

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2019-w761 - 01 April 2019

Elsabe Natasha Ntlangwini to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether any of the companies which are building renewable energy power plants as part of the independent power producing programme have contracted the services of a certain company (name furnished); if so, in each instance, (a) what is the name of each (i) company and (ii) project and (b)(i) what services have been contracted by each and (ii) at what cost?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 1 Apr 2019

a) (i) and (ii)

Yes, from the informaiton that was submitted, five of the Renewable Independent Power Producers, at the time of financial close, disclosed their intention to enter into a contract for equipment supply with Powertech.

The five projects are as follows:

Project number

Name of Project

RE_OW_0046_003

Golden Valley Wind Project

RE_OW_0046_007

Excelsior Wind Project

RE_PV_0063_012

Zolograph Investments (RF) Pty Ltd

RE_PV_0063_021 ...

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2019-w662 - 01 April 2019

Mosiuoa Gerard Patrick Lekota to ask the Minister of Energy

What (a) informed the decision to close down the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa’s NTP facility and (b)(i) impact has the closure of the facility had on the availability of nuclear radioisotopes for nuclear medicine purposes in the country and (ii) is being done to rectify the situation?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 1 Apr 2019

a) The National Nuclear Regulator cited safety concerns at the facility as its reason for issuing a directive to cease operations in NTP’s Radiochemical Production facility. This initially emanated from a situation in October 2017 when maintenance procedures related to calibration and certain safety protocols in the facility were not adequately followed. Hereafter, following a restricted restart of the facility in early 2018 ...

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2019-w698 - 26 March 2019

Motshidi, Ms T to ask the Minister of Energy

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and the former minister and (ii) the former deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 26 Mar 2019

(i) Minister

(a) Make

(b) Model

(c) Price

  1. Date of Purchase

(aaa) 2016/2017

(bbb) 2017/2018

(bb)

Since 1 April 2018

Audi A-8

(Inherited from the former Minister)

2017

R 970,161,66

August 2017

N/A

2017/2018

N/A

 

(ii) Former Deputy Minister

Audi Q-7

2018

R 1,039,954.74

March 2018

N/A

2017/2018

N/A

 
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2019-w629 - 26 March 2019

Landulile Cathrine Dlamini to ask the Minister of Energy

Who are the 10 highest: a) single shareholders; and b) debt providers in terms of (i) percentage and (ii) Rand value for each of the Independent Power Producer Bid Windows?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 26 Mar 2019

In response to (a)(i) and (a)(ii), as at Financial Close the 10 highest shareholders in terms of percentage and Rand value for each of the Independent Power Producer Bid Windows are provided in the tables below:

As at Financial Close in 2012/13

   

BID WINDOW1 10 Highest Shareholders

 

 

Shareholder Name

Equity Amount (ZAR)

Equity Amount as a % of Total Equity for ...

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2019-w556 - 19 March 2019

Kevin John Mileham to ask the Minister of Energy

(1)What is the (a) volume in barrels, (b) average cost in dollars per barrel and (c) value of the country’s strategic fuel reserve currently; (2) what are the details of the Strategic Fuel Fund’s policy relating to the rotation of the strategic fuel reserves; (3) (a) how often was a rotation of the strategic fuel reserve undertaken (i) in the (aa) 2016-17 and (bb) 2017-18 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) what was the reason for each rotation undertaken in each case? NW679E

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 19 Mar 2019

1. What is the (a) volume in barrels, (b) average cost in dollars per barrel and (c) value of the country’s strategic fuel reserve currently;

Assuming the loan of Strategic Crude Oil Stock in April 2015 and the sale of Strategic Crude Oil Stock in December 2015 and January 2015 did not take place:

a) volume in barrels – 10 300 000 barrels of ...

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2019-w534 - 19 March 2019

Thilivhali Elphus Mulaudzi to ask the Minister of Energy

What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c) (i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 19 Mar 2019

a) (i) Seven (7) buildings

(ii) N/A

(iii) N/A

(aa) N/A

(bb) Yes, seven (7) rented buildings

(i) Rented Building

b) Purpose of each property

(c ) (i) How long each property has been rented

(c ) (ii) From Whom each property has been rented

(iii) Monthly rental

Matimba House Building

Office Accommodation

for Head Office (Pretoria)

01 July 2012

to date

DPW ...

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2019-w368 - 15 March 2019

Sarel Jacobus Francois Marais to ask the Minister of Energy

What (a) is the name of each independent power producer (IPP) that holds a contract with his department’s IPP Office, (b) amount of energy that each IPP is contracted for, (c) price that each IPP is contracted for, (d) type of energy does each IPP provide, (e) are the details of the (i) ownership structure and (ii) directors of each IPP, (f) is the length of each IPP’s contract and (g) date did each contract commence?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 15 Mar 2019

a) Below is a list of IPPs, separated according to Bid Windows, that hold a contract with the IPP Office:

Bid Window 1

Total number of projects: 28

Company

Project Name

Contracted capacity as per PPA (MW)

Technology

Letsatsi Power Company

Letsatsi Solar Photovoltaic Park

64

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Lesedi Power Company

Lesedi Solar Photovoltaic Park

64

Photovoltaic Crystalline Fixed

Core Energy (Pty) Ltd ...

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2019-w306 - 11 March 2019

Jan Adriaan Esterhuizen to ask the Minister of Energy

Whether his department investigated the legal steps that would be necessary to make its intention possible to set a price ceiling for unleaded fuel; if not, why not; if so, what are the findings?

Reply from the Minister of Energy on 11 Mar 2019

In as far as legal steps are concerned, no investigation was required.

The Department is guided by empowering legislation, and in this case the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 (Act No. 120 of 1977) (as amended) is the appropriate piece of legislation.

Section 2(1)(c) of the Petroleum Products Act, 1977 provides that “The Minister may by regulation or by notice in writing served ...

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