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Eskom promotes the use of alternative funding to support your business development. Our guidance regarding important solutions on how to reduce your energy investment costs forms part of our commitment to help you action your business plans and expand. Our aim is to stimulate SA’s economic growth and effectively manage the resulting increase in electricity consumption.
Your energy advisor has information and contact details regarding several available external funding solutions to assist you with the expansion of your business activities. Although your advisor is not an expert on the details of the alternative funding mechanisms, they can, however, advise you on whether a solution should be considered and provide you with the relevant contact details.  This includes using tax allowances and incentives which you can benefit from should your business be energy efficient, as well as grants that stimulate investment for business development.
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Funding solutions
You can benefit from funding solutions developed by the National Treasury and South African Revenue Services in conjunction with the Department of Finance, and with the support of the Industrial Development Corporation and the South African National Energy Development Institute.
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 12I Energy Efficiency Tax Incentive (extended to 2022)

 As business owner you will benefit from this tax incentive if you are implementing energy efficient technologies to run your operations. The 12L tax incentive promotes energy productivity in order to preserve the continued supply of energy, and to tackle the adverse effects of greenhouse gas emissions (fossil fuel-based energy use) on climate change. You will qualify for a tax deduction of 95c/kWh saved on your energy consumption. .

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Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP)


The CIP benefits the building of critical infrastructure that stimulates investments and business growth by lowering infrastructure costs. Agro-processing, state-owned Aerospace and Defence National Strategic testing facilities, projects that alleviate water and/or electricity dependency on the national grid, and distressed municipalities and state-owned industrial parks are all eligible for CIP grants.

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​ Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP) This incentive programme is available to South African registered entities engaged in primary, secondary and ancillary aquaculture activities in both marine and freshwater environments. This alternative funding incentive offers a reimbursable cost-sharing grant of up to a maximum of R20 million qualifying costs in machinery and equipment, bulk infrastructure, owned land and/or buildings, leasehold improvements, and competitiveness improvement activities.

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 Disclaimer: The information provided on the listed tax allowances, grants and facilities is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a specialist. You are advised to contact a suitable professional to obtain the latest information and who can apply the information to the particular circumstances of your case. Neither Eskom nor any of its employees can take responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt the information presented herein.