South Africa’s energy sector is facing numerous challenges, all contributing to our current energy crisis and with a direct bearing on our country’s future. We must decisively deal with energy security and load shedding, whilst urgently securing broad sector reforms and accelerating large-scale investment.
The Energy Council aims to enable a unified strategy and vision for a South African energy transition pathway that will also support clean industrialisation and global competitiveness, address our economic and social deficits and importantly contribute to a sustainable environment. The Energy Council has become a leading voice in the energy sector, representing both public and private business as we strive to be a strategic engagement partner to government and a positive force for change. This is demonstrated by our leading role in engaging the National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) to help deliver the Presidential Energy Action Plan (EAP) as well as our key role in supporting the broader business-government partnership and CEO pledge, being led by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and Business for South Africa (B4SA).
In doing this work, we rely on the support of our members, both financially and through direct participation in our multiple forums, where we address strategic and technical issues across the sector.