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 under investment in generation capacity with low electricity prices a key factor in both trends. Coal dominates South Africa's generation mix accounting for over 90% of power output. This share will fall over the forecast but absolute levels of coal power output will continue to rise until 2026. Additional generation capacity in the short to medium term will come from coal (Medupi and Kusile) new gas fired generation and strong growth in renewables. Gas fired generation is dependent on South Africa emerging as a new LNG import market.