The National Energy Regulator of South Africa today approved three generation licenses for floating powership provider Karpowership SA.
The generation licenses are for oerations at Saldanha Bay, Coega and Richards Bay.
Nersa also approved generating licenses for four other energy producers under a scheme to fast-track new energy production.
The Turkish company still needs to obtain a number of other authorizations before it can moor its ships at the three ports and connect to the grid.
In June, it was refused environmental approval by the Department of Fisheries and Environment.
It has said it is confident it will be granted approval on appeal.