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The government is edging slowly towards easing regulations required for the registration of self-generation energy projects with a strong hint that at least one provision will be scrapped, and other processes shortened. 

But with at least two-year's worth of regulatory hoops to jump through before projects can begin construction, there is still a long way to lessen the burden of red tape on private energy projects. 

Around 58 projects by mines, industry and other business enterprises are in the design phase, but only four have been registered by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa). If all are successfully completed, about 4 500 MW will be added to the grid. It is widely agreed private or "distributed generation" projects like these are the quickest way to bring more megawatts onto the grid. 

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