With recent changes to energy regulations in South Africa, companies can now generate up to 100MW of electricity without the need for a production license, and the regulations also allow further relaxations regarding the transmission of electricity which will facilitate the achievement of Net Zero. Goals. As companies set Net Zero goals, external environmental, social and governance (ESG) pressures on companies will play a role in how electrical energy is generated and delivered.
Join the Pinsent Masons team for an in-depth session on these developments on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Chris Green – Partner, Transactional Services
Chris is a corporate lawyer based in our Johannesburg office. He has significant experience in advising on public and private M&A transactions (including the structuring, negotiation and documentation of such transactions), general corporate and commercial matters and regulatory matters (including interactions with the various ministries and other administrative bodies with regard to statutory proposals and modifications). Between January 2017 and February 2021, Chris led the establishment of a local office in Tanzania for a leading South African law firm.
Emma Dempster – Legal Director, Finance and Projects
Emma has experience, both for the public and private sectors, in infrastructure development, energy projects, due diligence exercises, regulatory advice and opinions. His areas of expertise extend to energy law (including coal, wind, CSP solar, solar photovoltaic, landfill, biomass, gas, thermal energy, hydropower, natural gas, LNG, nuclear, carbon capture and other renewable energies), drafting / Negotiating and implementing agreements, including power purchase agreements, contracts EPC and O&M, raw material / fuel supply, project development agreements, off-take agreements and connection and transmission agreements and related agreements, regulatory matters, PPI procurement, advice on greenfield and brownfield projects – funded energy projects, regulatory framework governing the electricity sector. She has experience in several jurisdictions, including South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
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