Workshop to present the Draft National Renewable Energy Guideline

Department of Environmental Affairs April 2013.

As you may recall, Zitholele Consulting has been appointed by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) as the independent Consultant assisting the DEA with the development of an Energy Renewable Sector Guideline document relating to the implementation of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), 1998, as
amended and related legislations.

As a Stakeholder you have been invited to become part of the Public Participation Process for the development of the National Renewable Energy Guideline that is aimed at streamlining the authorisation process for renewable energy projects. The consultation started in January 2012 with the distribution of a Background Document that was
sent to all identified Stakeholders, and in February 2012 a Workshop was held at the Protea Capital Hotel in Pretoria to discuss the approach and framework appropriate for the development of the Guideline document. We can report that the Workshop was well attended by a wide sector in the Renewable Energy industry and the valuable
contributions received at the above-mentioned workshop have now been incorporated into the Draft National Renewable Energy Guideline document.

The Draft National Renewable Energy Guideline is being made available for stakeholders comments for 38-calender days from Monday 22 April 2013 to Friday 31 May 2013 (excluding the public holiday). An electronic copy of the Draft National Renewable Energy Guideline document can be downloaded from Zitholele Consulting’s website ( scroll down on Public Review Documents to Draft National Energy Guideline 2013.

A Workshop will be held at the Manhattan Hotel in Pretoria on Thursday 16 May 2013 (map and directions attached) to present the Draft National Renewable Energy Guideline to Stakeholder and the written comments received before the Workshop will be discussed and feedback provided at the Workshop.
You are most welcome to submit any written comment that you may have on the Draft National Energy Guideline
2013 either by completing the attached Comment Sheet and e-mail or fax it to our offices to Nicolene Venter or Patiswa Mnqokoyi at the Public Participation Office on fax number 086 676 9950 or e-mail to / You are also welcome to contact Zitholele Consulting on (011) 207-2077 or (011) 207-2074.

Draft Renewable Energy Guideline April 2013