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Renewable Energy Scenarios for Municipalities in South Africa

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SALGA_GIZ, 2018, Renewable Energy Scenarios for Municipalities in South Africa.pdf

Renewable Energy Scenarios for Municipalities in South Africa

This booklet provides renewable energy options, along with key challenges and risks, muncipalities can explore as of January 2018. The purpose of the series of booklets is to provide municipalities with information on key topics within the energy and electricity sector that have implications for the role of municipalities in energy and electricity. 

 

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for Municipalities in South Africa

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SALGA_GIZ, 2018, Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for Municipalities in South Africa.pdf

Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for Municipalities in South Africa

This booklet provides energy efficiency options, along with key challenges and risks, muncipalities can explore as of January 2018. The purpose of the series of booklets is to provide municipalities with information on key topics within the energy and electricity sector that have implications for the role of municipalities in energy and electricity.

 

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW

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Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW

This report provides a summary of the results for the feasibility assessment of a biogas to CHP project for the City of Mbombela's waste water treatment works facility, Kingstonvale. 

Authors:  Water Group Holdings, AKUT and AD Solutions

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Zeekoegat WWTW

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Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Zeekoegat WWTW

This report provides a summary of the results for the feasibility assessment of a biogas to CHP project for the City of Tshwane's waste water treatment works facility, Zeekoegat. 

Authors:  Water Group Holdings, AKUT and AD Solutions

Career progression and professional progress of Wind Turbine Technicians in South Africa

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GIZ_AltGen, 2017, Career progression of Wind Turbine Technicians in South Africa.pdf

Career progression and professional progress of Wind Turbine Technicians in South Africa

The study followed five cohorts of technicians trained by SARETEC to determine their career progress. The study provided feedback from students and supervisors on the quality of the course and lastly investigates the acceptance of the wind industry in SA of the SARETEC offered qualification.

Author: AltGen Consulting

Discussion Paper: Low & Middle Income Grid Connected Solar PV Approaches in South Africa

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GIZ_SEA, 2017, Low and Middle Income Rooftop Solar PV Approaches in South Africa.pdf.pdf

Discussion Paper: Low & Middle Income Grid Connected Solar PV Approaches in South Africa

This discussion paper looks at promising policy and technology approaches to make solar rooftop PV more accessible to the greater South African population. The paper mentions lessons learnt from case studies analysed, the business cases for households and municipalities, and identifies various opportunities and recommendations.

Author: Sustainable Energy Africa

Assessment of training skills needs for the wind industry in South Africa: Comparing 201 estimates and compiling new estimates in the light of sector developments

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GIZ_AltGen, 2017, Assessment of skills needs for the wind industry in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of training skills needs for the wind industry in South Africa: Comparing 201 estimates and compiling new estimates in the light of sector developments

Training requirements and projected demand for Wind Service Technicians (WSTs) are compared with actual employment and an improved methodology for calculation jobs created per MW installed is offered.

Author: AltGen Consulting

The State of Solar Photovoltaic Research in South Africa: A Review

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GIZ_Geyer, 2016, The State of Solar Photovoltaic research in South Africa.pdf

The State of Solar Photovoltaic Research in South Africa: A Review

The objective of the review was to provide an overview of current PV research being carried out at South African Universities, Universities of Technology and other research institutions to identify common themes and priorities in this research. The report also aims to identify possible gaps that are not being covered by current PV research, to compile a profile of the SWH researchers actively working in the field and to make recommendations on future PV research focal areas for South Africa.  

Authors: Jane Smith, Henry Marks

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for a Greener South Africa: Highlights from the 2nd phase of SAGEN Popular

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GIZ, 2017, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for a Greener South Africa.pdf

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for a Greener South Africa: Highlights from the 2nd phase of SAGEN

The publication focuses on the second phase of SAGEN‘s work on supporting an evolving renewable energy and energy efficiency landscape in South Africa – at a national, provincial and local level.

Authors: Moeketsi Thobela; Energy Solutions Africa, and GIZ SAGEN Team

Case Study: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Municipality Buildings in Buffalo City

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SALGA_GIZ, 2016, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Municipal Buildings in Buffalo City.pdf.pdf

Case Study: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Municipality Buildings in Buffalo City

This case study is about a pilot project implemented by Buffalo City metropolitan municipality to convert a municipal building into an energy efficient one, partially supplied by renewable energy and to raise public awareness on the topics of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Author: GIZ

Socio-economic development investment of Independent Power Producers. A review of HIV/Aids support. Popular

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GIZ_AltGen, 2017, Socio-economic development investment of Independent Power Producers.pdf

Socio-economic development investment of Independent Power Producers.  A review of HIV/Aids support.

As a part of its social compact commitment, the GIZ has mainstreamed HIV/Aids into its internal and external organisational processes, with external mainstreaming of HIV/Aids implemented in countries with a prevalence rate of 4% or greater. To give effect to this, the second iteration of the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN-2) commissioned a HIV review document which investigated HIV/Aids related activities supported by IPPS from their socio-economic spend.


Author: Altgen

Assessing the impact of increasing shares of variable generation on system operations in South Africa (Flexibility Study) Popular

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Assessing the impact of increasing shares of variable generation on system operations in South Africa (Flexibility Study)

This study assesses changing flexibility requirements in the South African power system resulting from increased levels of variable renewable generation (solar PV and wind), with a time horizon until 2030. The expansion (and decommissioning) of both renewable and conventional power plants is modelled from now until 2030 according to the base case of the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), as published in December 2016.


Authors: Markus Pöller, Marko Obert

GIZ SALGA Small-Scale Embedded Generation Impact: Model

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GIZ_Genesis, 2017, Small-Scale Embedded Generation Impact Model.xlsx

GIZ SALGA Small-Scale Embedded Generation Impact: Model

This is an excel-based tool that calculates how municipal revenue is impacted by customers installing solar PV, as well as the business case for customers that install solar PV. The spreadsheet has 2017 Tshwane data included as an illustration, but should be updated for the particular municipality in question before use (Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017).

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Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes

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GIZ _SEA,2017, Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes.pdf

Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes

The report provides information on the impact of solar PV SSEG introduction on municipal revenue in the City of Tshwane to inform policy and support SSEG tariff setting.

Authors: Mark Borchers (Sustainable Energy Africa)

Solar PV Installation Guidelines

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GIZ_SAPVIA_DGS_RED Engineering, 2017, Solar PV Installation Guidelines.pdf

Solar PV Installation Guidelines

The guidelines explain the basics of electricity generation, Solar PV components, planning and sizing of the Solar PV installation. Other general guidelines are presented on working from heights, recurring duties and appropriate example installations.

Author: Udo Siegfriedt (DGS Berlin), Clemens Brandt (RED Engineering)

Biogas utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory: Case Study

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GIZ_Ibert, 2017, Biogas Utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory, Case Study.pdf.pdf

Biogas utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory: Case Study

This case study documents the business model for the ibert biogas plant at Zandam Cheese Factory, Western Cape.

Authors: SAGEN & Ibert

How to use existing grants to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy - A guide for municipalities

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SALGA_GIZ_PDG, 2017, How to use existing grants to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy_A guide for municipalities.pdf

How to use existing grants to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy -  A guide for municipalities

This is a short practical guideline for municipalities on how to use existing grants to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy infrastructure. The guidelines provides guidance and examples of energy efficiency or renewable energy projects for each infrastructure grant.

 Author: PDG

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy Access

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Energy Access booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy Access

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed politicalleadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal functions. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet will provide councillors with an overview of the municipality’s role in increasing the access to energy for all its citizens.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy and Electricity Planning

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Energy and Electricity Planning booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy and Electricity Planning

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed political leadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal function. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet has been prepared to provide councillors with an overview of the role of the municipality in energy and electricity planning.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy Policy and Legislation

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Energy Policy and Legislation booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy Policy and Legislation

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed political leadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal function. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet has been prepared to provide councillors with an understanding of the role of the municipality as an electricity service authority.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Financing Municipal Electricity Services

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SALGA _GIZ, 2017, Financing Municipal Electricity Servcies booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Financing Municipal Electricity Services

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed political leadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal function. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet gives councillors an overview of how electricity is financed within the municipality.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Electricity and Energy Regulation

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Electricity and Energy Regulation booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Electricity and Energy Regulation

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed political leadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal function. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet has been prepared to provide councillors with an overview of how the municipality regulates electricity service provision.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme -Wallchart: Electricity and Energy Landscape

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Wallchart Electricity and Energy Landscape - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme -Wallchart: Electricity and Energy Landscape

A wallchart on the Electricty and Energy landscape used in the SALGA Councillor Induction Programme.

Developed by: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Video Interview with Councillors

In Publications Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities

Councillor Induction Programme - Video Interview with Councillors

This video interviews councillors with an energy portfolio on topics such as emerging trends councillors must be aware of, how councillors should engage with officials, staff and the public as well as some key challenges municipalities are facing.

 

Developed by: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Electricity Service Authority

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Electricity Service Authority booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Electricity Service Authority

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed political leadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal functions. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet has been prepared to provide councillors with an understanding of the role of the municipality as an electricity service authority.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Case Study: Waste Diversion and Wheeling of power for Biogas to Electricity in City of Tshwane

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Case Study: Waste Diversion and Wheeling of power for Biogas to Electricity in City of Tshwane

 

This case study is about the Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Project (BBP) which is the first large scale animal waste-to-energy project in South Africa, addressing clean and secure energy needs while resolving waste issues.

Author: Melusile Ndlovu, Megan Euston-Brown (SEA), SALGA and GIZ

Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa

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GIZ_ARC, 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa

The study aims to obtain a high level estimation of the biogas potential from the anaerobic digestion of agro-waste in South Africa. The 3 broad categories of ago-waste sectors that were examined for the purpose of this study included the livestock sector; meat processing sector and agro-industrial sector.


Author: Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

State of Wind Energy Research

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GIZ_Geyer, 2016, State of Wind Energy Research.pdf

State of Wind Energy Research

The objective of the review was to provide an overview of current wind research being carried out at South African Universities, Universities of Technology and other research institutions, to identify common themes and priorities in this research, to identify possible gaps that are not being covered by current wind research, to compile a profile of the SWH researchers actively working in the field and to make recommendations on future wind research focal areas for South Africa.

Authors: Alicia & Heinrich Geyer

Household Energy Baseline Study and Community Facilitation for the Installation of Solar Water Heaters in Walmer and Rosedale, Port Elizabeth

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GIZ_Basadi, 2016, Solar Water Heater Baseline Port Elizabeth.pdf

Household Energy Baseline Study and Community Facilitation for the Installation of Solar Water Heaters in Walmer and Rosedale, Port Elizabeth

The aim of consultancy was to collect baseline data regarding household socio-economic profiles, energy consumption patterns, current levels of household knowledge regarding SWH and the willingness of the community to be beneficiaries of the SWH systems. The objective was to indicate cost and energy savings calculations after the installation of the SWH, and to develop a community consultation and communication programme that will outline the required steps to ensure the success implemented at the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality pilot-project.

Author: Basadi Integrated Development Specialists

Biogas Technology Matrix

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GIZ_AD Solutions, 2016, Biogas Technology Matrix.pdf.pdf

Biogas Technology Matrix

The aim of the review is to provide an overview of the different kinds of biogas applications focusing on the South African context. The report also mentions the typical substrates/feedstocks associated with each technology and conditions for its utilisation. Upgrading technologies for the cleaning of biogas is also included.


Author: AD Solutions

Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme – an information package for local government

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GIZ_SALGA, 2016, Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme.pdf

Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme – an information package for local government

This information package aims to provide local government with information on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), to show the potential opportunities for local development and to outline an approach towardsrealising and maximising such benefits. It further induces a dialogue on the potential role of local government in the REIPPPP and work towards substantial co-operation between local government and IPPs.

 Author: Jan-Wilhelm Krebs (GIZ)

Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme – a brochure for local government

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GIZ_SALGA, 2016, Brochure_ Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme.pdf

Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme – a brochure for local government

This brochure aims to summarise the more comprehensive information package on information on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), to show the potential opportunities for local development and to outline an approach towards
realising and maximising such benefits.

 Author: Jan-Wilhelm Krebs (GIZ)

Case Study: Enforcing Energy Efficiency in new buildings in Gamagara municipality

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SALGA_GIZ, 2016, Enforcing Energy Efficiency in new buildings in Gamagara municipality.pdf.pdf

Case Study: Enforcing Energy Efficiency in new buildings in Gamagara municipality

This case study explores regulating energy efficiency in all new buildings. It covers the benefits of energy efficiency in buildings to both building owners and the municipality, as well as a short, easy-to-read overview of the SANS 10400-XA requirements.

Author: SALGA and GIZ

Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa

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GIZ_WEC 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa

South African wastewater treatment works (WWTW) have a high savings potential on their electricity bill through the generation of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of sludge for their own consumption. The objective of this study was to review the potential of all municipal WWTW larger than 10ML/day for a biogas and CHP project.


Author: WEC Projects

Case Study: Overview landfill gas to electricity - lessons learnt from three projects

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SALGA_GIZ, 2015, Lessons learnt from landfill gas to electricity projects.pdf.pdf

Case Study: Overview landfill gas to electricity - lessons learnt from three projects

This is a factsheet that aims at summarising the data available from these three landfill gas to electricity projects, drawing some generic lessons learnt and comparing the different business models, which could be valuable for other municipalities willing to explore similar opportunities.

Author: Megan Euston-Brown (SEA), SALGA and GIZ

Case Study: Landfill gas to Electricity in Johannesburg

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Case Study: Landfill gas to Electricity in Johannesburg

The Johannesburg landfill gas to energy project, initially conceived as a carbon reduction project, aims to mitigate greenhouse gases from five landfill sites in Johannesburg, through converting its landfill gas to electricity. The five sites have a combined potential capacity of 18.6 MW of electricity, and the project will be by far the largest municipal-driven renewable energy development in South Africa to date.

Author: Lana Franks, Megan Euston-Brown (SEA), SALGA and GIZ

Assessment of Skills Needs and Estimation of the Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa

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GIZ_AltGen, 2016, Skills Needs and Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Skills Needs and Estimation of the Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa

One of the key aspects in developing a biogas market in South Africa and understanding the full potential of the technology is unpacking the specific skill-sets required and job potential that the biogas industry holds. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore in detail the employment potential from biogas along the main phases of a typical biogas project, as well as 4 categories of project sizes. The study also looked at the various skills and levels thereof needed for each project phase.

Author: AltGen Consulting

Case Study: Landfill gas to electricity in eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

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Case Study: Landfill gas to electricity in eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

This case study is about the pioneering Durban landfill gas to elecricity project which has been an exercise in "learning by doing", generating not only power but invaluable human expertise capacity.

Author: Simisha Pather-Elias, Megan Euston-Brown (SEA), SALGA and GIZ

Case Study: Landfill gas to Electricity in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

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Case Study: Landfill gas to Electricity in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

This case study is about Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality's (EMM) development towards meeting its 10% renewable energy target by installing a 1MW landfill gas to electricity plant at the Simmer and Jack landfill site in Germiston.

Author: Lana Franks, Megan Euston-Brown (SEA), SALGA and GIZ

Case Study: Biogas to Energy Waste Water Treatment Plant in the City of Johannesburg

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SALGA_GIZ, 2015, Biogas at Waste Water Treatment Plant in Johannesburg.pdf.pdf

Case Study: Biogas to Energy Waste Water Treatment Plant in the City of Johannesburg

The case study showcases the city's commitment to renewable energy. Using the Biogas to energy project implemented at the Northern Works Waste Water Treatment Plant which produces electricity from biogas using cogeneration ( or combined heart and power, CHP) gas engines.

Author: Lana Franks, Megan Euston-Brown (SEA), SALGA and GIZ

Case Study: Solar PV Panels in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

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Case Study: Solar PV Panels in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

This project is about the Leeupan Solar PV project developed as a demonstration project by Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

Author: Luvo Vanyaza & Megan Euston-Brown (SEA), SALGA and GIZ

Sustainable Energy and Climate change in municipal IDP 2015

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GIZ_SALGA, 2015, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in Municipal IDPs.pdf

Sustainable Energy and Climate change in municipal IDP 2015

The report analyses the inclusion of Sustainable Energy (energy efficiency and renewable energy) and Climate Change in municipal Integrated Development Plans. It proposes a methodology, gives national and provincial results and identifies trends and specific projects. An update will be publish in 2018.

 Authors: Aurelie Ferry and Nicolas von Kalm (GIZ)

Review of Best Practice of SWH Implemented by Local Government

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GIZ_SEA, 2015, Solar Water Heater Best Practices.pdf

Review of Best Practice of SWH Implemented by Local Government

The purpose of the review was to determine the best practice of SWH implemented by selected municipalities that previously in the Eskom Rebate Programme (eThekwini, City of Cape Town, Sedibeng, and Musina). The review explored the roll-out experience from a municipal perspective, considered the process from pre- and post- installation, with an intention to enhance future implementation of NSWHP.

Author: Sustainable Energy Africa

State of Renewables in South Africa 2015

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DOE, 2015, State of Renewables in South Africa 2015.pdf

State of Renewables in South Africa 2015

The report provides an in-depth and thorough overview of renewable energy in South Africa. The report provides an overview of the policy environment, a historical review of the processes required to arrive at the RE programme as well as the levels of deployment by 2015.

Author: Department of Energy

Case Study: Wheeling Electricity in Nelson Mandela Bay

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Case Study: Wheeling Electricity in Nelson Mandela Bay

This case study showcases a project about he 20-year wheeling agreement which was signed between the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality and Amatola Green Power (AGP). To date, 5 000 MWh are weheeled each year, from private renewable energy developers to willing buyers, through the municipal network. 

Author: SALGA 

Mapping of the REIPPPP Authorisation Process for RE Projects

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GIZ_Goldblast, 2015, Mapping of the REIPPPP Authroisation Process.pdf

Mapping of the REIPPPP Authorisation Process for RE Projects

 In 2012, GIZ commissiones n in-depth assessment of the state of RE regulatory environment as well as the constraints and barriers facing RE developer. the study provides an updated review of the regulatory procedures and identified major regulatory barriers experienced, and offers suggestions on how IPPs could be supported to reduce these barriers.

Authors: Michael Goldblat

The State of Solar Water Heater Research in RSA: A Review Popular

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GIZ_Geyer, 2015, State of Solar Water Heater Research.pdf

The State of Solar Water Heater Research in RSA: A Review

The objective of this review is to provide an overview of current SWH research being carried out at South African Universities, Universities of Technology and other research institutions, to identify common themes and priorities in this research, to identify possible gaps that are not being covered by current SWH research, to compile a profile of the SWH researchers actively working in the field and to make recommendations on future SWH research focal areas for South Africa.

Author: Alicia Geyer

Solar Water Heater Standards: Standards Revew and Gap Analysis of Local and International Standards

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GIZ, de Kock, 2015, Review of Solar Water Heater Standards.pdf

Solar Water Heater Standards: Standards Revew and Gap Analysis of Local and International Standards

The purpose of the analysis was to outline and identify the existing and required standards that would lead to high quality production and installation of SWH systems. The evaluation of gap analysis on SWH standards will contribute to the enhancement of the SWH industry, formulate improved decisions for the implementation of the NSWHP and contribute to market development.

 Author: Neville de Kock

Impact of SSEG on distribution network planning and operation

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GIZ_M.P.E., 2015, Impact of SSEG on distribution planning and operation.pdf

Impact of SSEG on distribution network planning and operation

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview about the technical impact of small scale embedded generators (SSEG), in particular rooftop PV-systems, on planning and operation of LV distribution networks. It further provides guidelines for the proper definition of interconnection rules for rooftop PV, considering relevant performance and safety aspects.

Authors: Pöller/M.P.E. GmbH, Obert/M.P.E. GmbH, G.Moodley/DIgSILENT Buyisa LTD

Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa

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GIZ_MPE, 2015, Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa.pdf

Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa

The aim of the studies presented in this report is to quantify the economic impact of different strategies for the deployment utility scale PV farms in South Africa. These are referred to as ‘allocation strategies’.

Three different allocation strategy scenarios for a total of 8,4GW of utility scale PV farms in South Africa have been considered. These are summarized as follows:

  • Scenario A: As planned” This scenario is according to the existing applications for PV farms where there is a total of, 6,4GW of PV in the ‘Solar Corridor’ (see Figure 2), and 2GW distributed elsewhere in the country.
  • Scenario B: Close to load centers” Here, only 2,6GW of PV is considered in the Solar Corridor, the remaining 5,8GW is distributed across the country.
  • Scenario C: According to REDZs [1]” For this scenario, PV farms have been allocated in the Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDS), as identified by CSIR and DEA within the SEA project [1]. In this scenario, 2,8 GW is considered in the Solar Corridor, and 5,6GW is distributed predominantly in the REDZs.

 

Author: Moeller and Poeller