Energy

National Department Budget for 2015-16

Vote purpose

Formulate energy policies, regulatory frameworks and legislation, and oversee their implementation to ensure energy security, promotion of environmentally friendly energy carriers, and access to affordable and reliable energy for all South Africans.

Mandate

The Department of Energy is mandated to ensure the secure and sustainable provision of energy for socioeconomic development. It is to achieve this by developing an integrated energy plan for the entire energy sector, regulating energy industries, and promoting investment in accordance with the integrated resource plan (which focuses on electricity). A number of acts regulate the energy sector and reflect the legislative measures the department has instituted to govern the energy sector. Key among these are:

  • the National Energy Act (2008)

  • the Petroleum Products Act (1977)

  • the Electricity Regulation Act (2006).

The National Energy Act (2008) sets out the core aspects of the department’s mandate and is the enabling legislation that empowers the Minister of Energy to:

  • ensure that diverse energy resources are available in sustainable quantities and at affordable prices in the South African economy to support economic growth and poverty alleviation, while taking into account environmental considerations

  • plan for the increased generation and consumption of renewable energy, a contingency energy supply, the holding of strategic energy feedstock and carriers, adequate investment in appropriate upkeep, and access to energy infrastructure

  • collect data and information regarding energy demand, supply and generation

  • promote electricity regulation, energy research and the efficient generation and consumption of energy.

The department is also mandated to regulate the petroleum industry at the manufacturing, wholesale and retail levels, through the implementation of the Petroleum Products Act (1977). The Petroleum and Liquid Fuels Charter is annexed to the Petroleum Products Amendment Act (2003), and outlines the department’s strategy to effect the transformation of the industry.

The Electricity Regulation Act (2006) establishes a national regulatory framework for the electricity supply industry and introduces the National Energy Regulator as the custodian and enforcer of the national electricity regulatory framework. The act also provides for licences and registration as the instruments through which generation, transmission, distribution, trading and the import and export of electricity are regulated.

In terms of its policy mandate, the department is working with a range of documents and legislation, which support the long term vision for South Africa to use as much renewable energy as possible; create the necessary conditions to stimulate an efficient electricity market; and position South Africa to become globally competitive in the use of innovative technology for the design, manufacture and deployment of state of the art nuclear energy systems, power reactors and nuclear fuel cycle systems.

The Budget Cycle
Plan

2015-16 Budget

The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.

Programme budgets for 2015-16

A department's programmes are the activities that it spends money on during the financial year. Different programmes have different expenditure budgets, depending on their requirements and available finances. More detail on the programmes is available in the department's Estimates of National Expenditure documents.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
Clean Energy
Electrification and Energy Programme and Project Management
Energy Policy and Planning
Nuclear Energy
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Regulation

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Administration
Clean Energy
Electrification and Energy Programme and Project Management
Energy Policy and Planning
Nuclear Energy
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Regulation

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Capital - Payments for capital assets
Capital - Transfers and subsidies
Current - Current payments
Current - Transfers and subsidies

2015-16 Adjusted Budget

The Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (AENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.

Budget changes in the Adjusted Budget

Total adjustments
-2.9%

Total adjustment to the original budget for this department.

Value of virements
0.0%

Changes to planned spending between categories within this department.

Adjustments by type
Total adjustments by economic classification
Total adjustments by programme
Implement
Please note
Implementation data coming soon
Review

Planned compared to historical expenditure

Budgeted and actual expenditure/allocations for a department can increase or decrease from year to year. Changes in expenditure for a department can be because of changes in the activities of the department, because of changes in priorities between departments, because of cost efficiencies or because of increases in the price of goods and services due to inflation.

The chart shows the department’s actual expenditure for past years, and budgeted expenditure for the current year and the upcoming three years of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF). By adjusting these numbers to take inflation into account, it is possible to determine if a department’s expenditure is really increasing or decreasing in real terms, as compared to the rest of the economy.

Previous financial years indicate actual expenditure while upcoming financial years indicate estimated expenditure:

Year Phase
2011-12 Audited Outcome
2012-13 Audited Outcome
2013-14 Audited Outcome
2014-15 Adjusted appropriation
2015-16 Main appropriation
2016-17 Medium Term Estimates
2017-18 Medium Term Estimates

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure comparison

Compare the Adjusted Appropriation to the Main Appropriation to see how the spending plans changed during the year. The Audited Outcome then shows what was actually spent.

Note: Direct charges against the National Revenue Fund are excluded

Main Appropriation
Adjusted Appropriation
Final Appropriation
Audited Outcome

Budgeted and Actual Expenditure comparison by Programme

Compare the amount of budget allocated to each of this deparment’s programmes at each phase in the process leading up to the Audited Outcome

Main Appropriation
Adjusted Appropriation
Final Appropriation
Audited Outcome
Energy Policy and Planning
Clean Energy
Electrification and Energy Programme and Project Management
Administration
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Regulation
Nuclear Energy
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