Our mandate is to provide a single window facilitation process, that shortens the time frame for Energy Developers to bring their projects to implementation.


To expedite, fast track and unlock all applications for Energy Projects in South Africa.


To create a Single Entry Point for all Energy Related Projects in South Africa.

Electricity Crisis

South Africa is currently facing an electricity crisis. When the demand for power outstrips supply, the national electricity supplier (Eskom), implements scheduled power outages referred to as “load shedding”.

The resultant effect has been an unreliable electricity supply. The crisis has been caused by a combination of factors, including aging power plants, maintenance issues, and a lack of investment in new infrastructure.

To address the energy crisis, the South African government announced and implemented a set of measures to reduce the frequency and severity of load shedding and achieve energy security over the long term. The National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) has since been established to oversee the implementation of five key interventions:

Fix Eskom and improve the availability of existing supply

Enable and accelerate private investment in generation capacit

Accelerate procurement of new capacity from renewables, gas and battery storage

Unleash businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar

Fundamentally transform the electricity sector to achieve long-term energy

Why the Energy One Stop Shop?



The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) is the champion Department for the Energy One Stop Shop. It collaborates with the following Departments and Agencies to ensure transparent, coordinated and seamless Energy Project Application process:

  • The South African National Roads Agency

    The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) is a state-owned enterprise responsible for the management, maintenance, and development of South Africa's national road network. Its mandate is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient road infrastructure that supports economic growth and social development in the country.

  • The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure

    The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is responsible for the construction and maintenance of economic and social infrastructure (schools, community libraries, hospitals and clinics) to create decent employment through inclusive growth. The DPWI also provides office and institutional accommodation for national and provincial departments to support their effective functioning.

  • Air Traffic and Navigation Services

    Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) is a state-owned company responsible for providing air traffic control, air navigation, and associated services within the South African airspace. Its mandate is to ensure the safe and efficient flow of air traffic in and out of South Africa's airspace.

  • Transnet National Ports Authority

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is a division of Transnet SOC Ltd, a state-owned company that operates South Africa's major seaports. TNPA's mandate is to provide, maintain, and manage port infrastructure and marine services at the country's commercial seaports.

  • Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Land Reform

    The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has the responsibility to ensure equitable access to land, integrated rural development, sustainable agriculture and food security for all.

  • The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

    The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy aims to establish itself as a frontrunner in driving South Africa's economic growth agenda by promoting the sustainable development of the mining and energy industries.

  • The Department of Science and Innovation

    The Department of Science and Innovation seeks to boost socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation. To achieve its goals, the Department provides leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation. Through its Programmes (Administration; Technology Innovation; International Cooperation and Resources; Research Development and Support; and Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships) and several entities that work alongside it, the Department is accomplishing groundbreaking science and enhancing the well-being of all South Africans.

  • Department of Water and sanitation

    The Department of Water and Sanitation is the custodian of South Africa's water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector.


    Eskom is the sole custodian of electricity supply in South Africa. Grid connection is required by all renewable energy IPPs and most will connect to Eskom’s transmission or distribution network (including connecting via municipal distribution networks). Eskom has a formalised grid connection process for renewable IPPs which has recently gone digital.

  • South African Weather Service

    The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is an Agency of the Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries (DFFE). The SAWS is the foremost provider of meteorological services in respect of weather, climate and related products; the Agency is governed by the South African Weather Service Act (Act No 8 of 2001) and is a member the World Meteorological Organization.

  • South African Heritage Resources Agency

    Established in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act (No. 25 of 1999) the South African Heritage Resources Agency is a statutory body responsible for the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage resources.

In addition to government stakeholders, key stakeholders the Energy OSS engages with are:

  • Energy Council of South Africa
  • South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA)
  • South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
  • Green Cape
  • Other Industry Associations

The process flow for new Energy Applications facilitated by the Energy OSS is as follows:

Our website aims to provide a comprehensive and user-friendly platform for individuals, businesses, and government institutions to access information and resources on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy policy in South Africa. Whether you are looking to reduce your energy costs, implement renewable energy solutions, or stay informed on the latest industry developments, the Energy One Stop Shop website has everything needed to make informed decisions and take action towards a more sustainable energy future.

The Energy One Stop Shop is brought to you by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, and will build on the established expertise and experience of the InvestSA One Stop Shop. The Energy One Stop Shop is collaborating widely with key government departments and state entities that are responsible for processing various energy project authorisations, through National Energy Crisis Committee structures.

Key partner Departments and Agencies that are collaborating and working together to improve the delivery of energy project approvals to support include:

  • South African Civil Aviation Authority(SACAA)
  • Air Traffic Navigation systems (ATNS)
  • The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment
  • The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy
  • The Department of Water and Sanitation
  • The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
  • The Department of Science and Innovation
  • The Department of Defence
  • South African Local Government Association
  • Infrastructure South Africa
  • The Independent Power Producer Office
  • Eskom
  • South African Weather Service
  • South African Heritage Resources Agency