Grid Access Working Group


The Grid Access Working Group (GAWG) is a collaborative initiative that works towards resolving issues related to grid connections. It works closely with the Government, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), Eskom, and local municipalities to promote feasible and sustainable grid access for Renewable Energy (RE) plants. The group primarily focuses on the large-scale (REIPPPP) market segment but also caters to other RE market segments as required. 

"Grid Access is the single greatest challenge for the integration of renewable into the grid, not only in South Africa but Globally. This working group seeks to provide a platform for industry to support each other in all matters related to grid access, grid capacity, Eskom/industry discussions as well as keep up to date on the latest grid access rules be considered. "

Zayd Vawda
Grid Access WG: Chairperson

Chairperson – WSP

Deputy Chairperon – Zutari


Market Segment
System Size
Total Capacity
0 - 30 kWp
Commercial and Industrial (C&I) - SSEG
30kWp - 1MWp
C&I Large Scale and utility scale
1MWP - 50MWp
Utility Scale
> 50MWp