DRAFT POLICY ON SUSTAINABLE HYDROPOWER GENERATION
Title: Draft Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Generation
Government Gazette Notice: GN 400 in GG 40125 of 8 July 2016
Effective date: Not yet specified
The Minister of Water and Sanitation gave notice of her intention to publish a draft Sustainable Hydropower Generation Policy as contained in the scheduled to this notice, for the purposes of comment and consultation with interested and affected parties.
The draft policy is part of the outcomes of a workshop hosted by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). One of the key objectives of this workshop was to provide a policy position for the DWS pertaining to the establishment and development of hydropower using existing DWS infrastructure, consisting of dams, barrages, rivers, irrigation systems (canals and conduits). The DWS also has run-off river schemes at its disposal right now. Additionally, the DWS also had to explore if the project would be viable, in light of the nature of South Africa’s water resources.
Members of the public are invited to submit to this Minister, within 60 (sixty) days after the publication of the notice in the gazette, written comments or inputs to the addresses specified in this notice.