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South Africa energy markets outlook 2014 - power

South Africa energy markets outlook 2014 - power

Report summary

South Africa has struggled to meet electricity demand in recent years with load shedding sometimes necessary to balance the system. The problem is due to electricity demand growth and underinvestment in generation capacity – with low electricity prices a key factor in both trends. Coal dominates South Africa’s generation mix accounting for 95% of power output – the highest share in the world.

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Due to their sensitivity to political events and the global economy, energy demand and trade remain extremely volatile. The rapidly changing cost environment for hydrocarbon production and renewable energy, combined with energy policy changes, means the fuel mix in energy markets can be unpredictable at best. Further complicating the outlook is the transition and pace of the energy-intensive developing world from industrial to services-based economic growth, supporting the growing need for power generation.

This Energy Markets Long Term Outlook report provides a multi-fuel supply and demand forecast supported by a breakdown of the key facts.

Companies involved in all sectors of the energy industry can use this long term outlook report to assess inter-fuel dynamics and market drivers for strategic planning and investment opportunities. Use it to understand supply and demand fundamentals across hydrocarbon and renewables.

Analysing 92 markets and providing comprehensive coverage of global energy supply and demand, Wood Mackenzie is ideally placed to offer extensive expertise and robust knowledge of the energy markets sector. We write detailed supply and demand forecasts across all fuels and sectors based on our objective, proprietary data.

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  • Executive summary
  • Market structure
    • Organisation
    • Competitive landscape
  • Policy and regulation
    • Southern African Power Pool (SAPP)
  • Prices
  • Infrastructure
  • Demand
  • Supply
    • Production
      • Coal
      • Gas
      • Renewables
      • Nuclear
      • Hydro
  • Trade

In this report there are 14 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Market structure
    • Structure of the South African electricity market
  • Policy and regulation
  • Prices
    • NERSA approved price increases (2013-2018)
  • Infrastructure
    • Electricity infrastructure map
  • Demand
    • Electricity demand (2005-2035)
    • Electricity demand by sector (2012)
    • Electricity demand (2005-2035)
  • Supply
    • Power generation by fuel (2005-2035)
    • Electricity output by fuel (2012)
    • Electricity output by fuel (2005-2035)
    • Supply: Table 2
    • Comparison to IRP forecasts - capacity and percentage of fuel mix in 2030
    • Supply: Table 4
  • Trade
    • Electricity trade (2005-2035)
    • Electricity trade (2005-2035)
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