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Grid Access Unit (GAU)

Grid Access Unit (GAU) is a Business Unit in Eskom within the Transmission and Sustainability division with focus on servicing new and existing Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and generators.


To manage and facilitate the grid access entry of the IPPs and generators thereby providing holistic solution to aptly serve their needs resulting in successful and viable grid connections and operations.

GAU’s key objectives are to manage and facilitate service relationship and grid access for IPP to ensure:
  • Sufficient transparency to guarantee nondiscriminatory grid access and operations for IPPs and Eskom generators
  • Transparency on pricing policy, network contracts, and operating agreements
  • Optimized IPP connection and operation processes.
To apply for Grid connection, visit the Process page and download the Grid Connection Application form (Updated 6 October 2020)