The EIUG plays several crucial roles in supporting South Africa achieve a sustainable and affordable energy industry.
The group provides a forum for Internal Advocacy (providing support to members on technical and policy issues). This ensures that members are educated on issues of concern; are provided with opportunities to discuss solutions to these issues; and gain a better understanding of possible regulatory changes and the impact this would have on their organisations. In an External Advocacy role, the EIUG assists key stakeholders (including local and national government, NERSA and other associations and political bodies) by lending its support and expertise.
Through the collective expertise of its membership, the EIUG is able to offer technical advice, to both members and external stakeholders. This internal and external approach provides members and stakeholders alike with the necessary insight required to ensure a quantitative decision making platform is available.
Furthermore, the group acts as the Industry Monitor, providing insights and information on the likely changes to the industry; as well as clarity on the impacts of these changes across industry to members and key stakeholders.