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Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW

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Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study _ Kingstonvale.pdf

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

Tagged in Biogas, Municipalities

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Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study_Zeekoegat.pdf

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

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

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

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

Tagged in HIV mainstreaming

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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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GIZ_M_P_E_2017_Flexibility_Study_Report.pdf

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Tagged in Biogas, Skills

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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

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

Impact of SSEG on distribution network planning and operation

Tagged in Municipalities, PV

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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