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Fact Sheet Embedded Generation

Fact Sheet Embedded Generation

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Fact Sheet Embedded Generation

Delve into SAGEN’s collaboration with municipalities to enhance energy security and self-sufficiency, contributing to a resilient grid infrastructure.

Learn more about SAGEN’s embedded generation activities in this fact sheet.

An updated assessment on the status quo and current performance of the South African EDI

Research Paper Power Sector Reform and Regulation

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231109_EDI-Report_31052023_cpcs.pdf

An updated assessment on the status quo and current performance of the South African EDI

This working paper provides a high-level assessment of the status quo and performance of the South African Electricity Distribution Industry (EDI). It was prepared in 2023 as one of two papers under the project “Strategic consultation on the future direction of the municipal electricity distribution industry (EDI) reform processes” to assist the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) (1) in analysing the current performance of the South African EDI and the impacts of the energy transition and power sector reform on the municipal business models, and (2) to formulate concrete recommendations for increasing the sustainability of municipal electricity businesses and reforming them in preparation for the forthcoming development of a competitive electricity market.

Author/s:CPCS

Status of Embedded Generation of South African Municipalities

Report Embedded Generation

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Status of EG in South African Municipalities 2023 FINAL_140224.pdf

Status of Embedded Generation of South African Municipalities

This study compiles data from SALGA, Eskom, SAPVIA and GEOTERRA to present the status of embedded generation (EG) in South Africa as of December 2023. The report provides an overview of the key regulatory frameworks relevant to embedded generation, a quantitative overview of the uptake which largely focuses on municipal distribution areas, embedded generation related challenges, and a summary of assistance available to municipalities through the Municipal Embedded Generation Support Programme. As part of the municipal synopsis, the report details how many municipal utilities are allowing embedded generators to be connected to their grid, how many have official application processes in place and who has approved tariffs for embedded generation customers.

Authors: Sustainable Energy Africa, SALGA

Link to partner website:https://www.sseg.org.za/salga-status-of-eg-report-2023/

Project Fact Sheet SAGEN 4

Fact Sheet

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SAGEN IV 2311.pdf

Project Fact Sheet SAGEN 4

Unlocking South Africa's energy potential, SAGEN 4 pioneers the nation's transition with a strategic blend of stakeholder engagement, system optimization, embedded generation integration, and energy efficiency initiatives. In close collaboration with governmental bodies and municipalities, SAGEN 4 is shaping regulatory frameworks and driving enhanced performance across the distribution sector.

Learn more about SAGEN 4 in this fact sheet.

Project Fact Sheet CET 2

Fact Sheet Capacity Building

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SAGEN- CET II 2311.pdf

Project Fact Sheet CET 2

Explore how CET 2 empowers South African public institutions to navigate the complexities of the energy transition. This concise fact sheet encapsulates the essence of CET 2, showcasing its pivotal role in bolstering both personnel and organizational capacities.

Learn more about CET 2 in this fact sheet.

Fact Sheet Capacity Building

Fact Sheet Capacity Building

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Fact Sheet Capacity Building

Explore how SAGEN tailors training and knowledge exchange formats to refine expertise, fostering the growth of sustainable energy practices.

Learn more about SAGEN’s capacity building activities in this fact sheet.

Fact Sheet Power System Planning and Operation

Fact Sheet Power Systems Planning and Operation

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Power System Planning and Operation.pdf

Fact Sheet Power System Planning and Operation

Explore how SAGEN contributes to increasing the resilience of power systems through cutting-edge planning and operational techniques.

Learn more about SAGEN’s power system planning and operation activities in this fact sheet.

Fact Sheet Power Sector Reform and Regulation

Fact Sheet Power Sector Reform and Regulation

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Power Sector Reform and Regulation.pdf

Fact Sheet Power Sector Reform and Regulation

Uncover SAGEN’s role in providing advisory services for the liberalization of the electricity sector, facilitating policy and regulatory updates for a fair and equitable energy transition.

Learn more about SAGEN’s power sector reform activities in this fact sheet.

Fact Sheet Municipal Energy Management Systems

Fact Sheet Municipal Energy Management System

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Municipal Energy Management Systems.pdf

Fact Sheet Municipal Energy Management Systems

Discover how SAGEN supports local municipalities in optimizing energy efficiency and implementing robust energy management systems for sustainable development.

Learn more about MEMS in this fact sheet.

Energy Attributes Certification Study

Study Capacity Building, Power Sector Reform and Regulation

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Study Energy Attribute Certificates 2023.pdf

Energy Attributes Certification Study

This study, conducted from January 2022 to February 2023 on behalf of Eskom and the South African-German Energy Programme (SAGEN) explores the potential implementation of an Energy Attribute Certificate (EAC) scheme for renewable energy and green hydrogen in South Africa. The research is based on desk research and interviews with experts in the energy certification and trading field. The study comprehensively analyzes various aspects of an EAC system, including international standards, labels, use cases, green tariffs, regulatory framework, electronic registry, operational practices, and governance. Its primary goal is to provide recommendations for the establishment of a functional and widely accepted EAC system in South Africa, benefitting GIZ, Eskom, the public sector, and energy industry stakeholders in the country. For more information, visit: https://www.eskom.co.za/distribution/energy-attribute-certification/

Author/s: Eskom

Wheeling Guideline for Municipalities

Guideline Power Sector Reform and Regulation

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Wheeling Guideline for Municipalities

This comprehensive Wheeling Guideline is an essential reference for municipalities initiative third-party energy wheeling within their distribution networks. It systematically covers legal, regulatory, technical, and operational aspects of energy wheeling. By adeptly employing this resource, municipalities can build a robust wheeling framework, adhere to national policies and regulations, and leverage the advantages of third party energy wheeling to enhance their communities and achieve their long-term energy management goals. For more on third party wheeling, visit www.thirdpartywheeling.co.za

Author/s: EY

Research on The Contracts for Difference

Research Paper Power Sector Reform and Regulation

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Reseach on CFDs.pdf

Research on The Contracts for Difference

This research paper presents the underlying concepts and selected international examples of the use of a Contract for Difference (CfD) to support policy objectives such as a financial mechanism, a transitional measure, a support mechanism or a hedging tool.
Disclaimer: This publication contains information and data that were accurate up until the knowledge cutoff date of August 2022. While every effort has been made to provide reliable and up-to-date information, please note that circumstances may have changed since that time and the publication date.

Authour/s:Bredesen Consulting acting as a sub-contractor to Nord Pool Consulting, Eskom

Research on The role of the Central Purchasing Agency

Research Paper Power Sector Reform and Regulation

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The role of the Central purchasing agency.pdf

Research on The role of the Central Purchasing Agency

This research paper presents the underlying concepts of the market model incl. the South African electricity supply industry, key functions of the Central Purchasing Agency (CPA) and Appendix 1 on capacity remuneration mechanisms (CRM).
Disclaimer: This publication contains information and data that were accurate up until the knowledge cutoff date of August 2022. While every effort has been made to provide reliable and up-to-date information, please note that circumstances may have changed since that time and the publication date.

Author/s:Bredesen Consulting acting as a sub-contractor to Nord Pool Consulting, Eskom

Research on the South African Electricity Market

Research Paper Power Sector Reform and Regulation

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Research on the South African Electricity Market

This research paper presents the underlying concepts of the market model incl. the South African electricity supply industry, market concept and the key market features as well as regulatory structures and international markets. The description is based on existing presentations of the current model as well as the on-going development of the future South African Market Code. This code (under development) shall become the regulation document for the South African market model.

Disclaimer: This publication contains information and data that were accurate up until the knowledge cutoff date of August 2022. While every effort has been made to provide reliable and up-to-date information, please note that circumstances may have changed since that time and the publication date.

Author/s:Bredesen Consulting acting as a sub-contractor to Nord Pool Consulting, Eskom

Energy System Transformation_ A guide for Power Systems Planners, Operators and Technical Assistance Providers

Guideline Power Systems Planning and Operation

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GIZ_ GET.SAGEN_ Energy-System-Transformation-Guide_2022.pdf

Energy System Transformation_ A guide for Power Systems Planners, Operators and Technical Assistance Providers

This report aims to outline a systematic approach to developing a sustainable power sector. As electricity generation represents the largest source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, the power sector is of vital significance to realising international climate goals. GIZ presents an analytical framework to guide energy-system planners, operators, and technical assistance providers throughout their collaborative journey of energy-system transformation. The framework describes a path from a fossil-fuelled to a decarbonised energy-system in five phases and suggests technical assistance approaches to discuss and prioritise different measures to support this transition.

Author/s:Markus Pöller, M.P.E. GmbH and GIZ

SAGEN: Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks

Video Embedded Generation

The video showcases the support SAGEN gives to municipal utilities with training and technical advice on establishing application and registration processes for small scale embedded generators (SSEG), which produce less than 1MW. SAGEN also provides technical guidance on the implementation of national regulation and supports quality assurance mechanisms for SSEG.

SAGEN: Municipal Energy Management Systems Video

Video Municipal Energy Management System

The video showcases one of our components at SAGEN. The Municipal Energy Management Systems (MEMS) project, which is a systematic and continuous monitoring of municipal energy consumption and planning of actions to strengthen the ability to identify and implement energy efficiency improvements to municipal buildings, streetlights, water supply and treatment infrastructure which in turn helps reduce costs and energy usage.

Sagen Brochure web

Brochure

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Sagen Brochure web

This brochure showcases SAGEN’s different phases and their evolution through the years  in response to the ever-shifting energy context, aswell as identified country priorities . The programme offers its  partners adiverse range of support by facilitating conversations and collaboration, sourcing inspirationand expertise, and sustaining momentum en route to a more sustainable energy future.As part of this ongoing process, SAGEN-CET complements the scope of initiatives implemented under the SAGEN programme and seeks to enhance in-country capacity to leadthe energy sector transformation.

 

Authors: Alakriti Consulting Cc and SAGEN team

Template 12 - Municipal Energy Equipment Procurement SCM Annexure Template

Template Municipal Energy Management System

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Template 12 - Municipal Energy Equipment Procurement SCM Annexure Template.docx

Template 12 - Municipal Energy Equipment Procurement SCM Annexure Template

This energy management supply chain management policy annexure template provides guidance on how to consider energy consumption in the procurement of municipal equipment and appliances.

Template 11 - Municipal Energy Management Budgeting Tool Template

Template Municipal Energy Management System

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Template 11 - Municipal Energy Management Budgeting Tool Template.xlsx

Template 11 - Municipal Energy Management Budgeting Tool Template

This energy management budgeting tool template provides the framework for the drafting on an energy management budget.

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