Mr Dennis Seemela: Acting Executive Manager: Electricity Regulation at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA)
Mr Seemela has a strong technical and managerial background with a wealth of experience in the energy sector. He has amassed more than 24 years of experience and has had exposure to technical, economic regulation, public and private sectors. His experience includes project management, maintenance management and strategy, business strategy in the electrical supply industries, power and energy standards as well as safety standards.
Mr Seemela headed all licensing activities of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP) through the erstwhile Department of Energy (DoE) procurement process. He also spearheaded the development of compliance monitoring frameworks in the Electricity Supply Industry to ensure compliance with licence conditions and regulatory requirements such as Grid Code and regulatory standards.
Before joining NERSA, he held various senior positions in various organisations.
He has more 10 years’ experience at the electricity utility, Eskom and his experience at NERSA is more than 10 years. This demonstrates his in-depth experience in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI).
Mr Seemela holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and has majored in Signal Processing, High Voltage Engineering, Power System Planning, Power Electronics, Power Engineering and Protection.