How was Karpowership SA granted a licence to generate electricity, despite failing to secure the necessary environmental clearance in June? Critics are calling for answers from the National Energy Regulator after it granted the company licence to provide electricity to Saldanha Bay, Coega and Richards Bay. For more, Dan Moyane speaks to Dennis Seemela, who is the Head of Department for Electricity Licensing, Compliance & Dispute Resolution. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The Energy Regulator insists the decision to grant Karpowership generation licenses was above board.
Critics say it should not have been granted as it still has no environmental clearance.
Nersa, however, says nothing prevents them from granting licenses before environmental checks are done.
It says Karpowership has to obtain several other approvals before generation can begin.
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