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Investing in Energy Efficiency Technology: The benefits of solar water heaters for low-income households.

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SWH fact sheet digital 2 update.pdf

Investing in Energy Efficiency Technology: The benefits of solar water heaters for low-income households.

In collaboration with the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE), we  supported a pilot project which installed 200 solar water heaters in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality. To review the pilot project, SAGEN commissioned a study that investigated the impact of solar water heater use by low-income households over a period of one and a half years.  The results presented by the study emphasised the importance of hot water for households and the impact of energy consumption on household budgets.  The impact assessment concluded that the use of solar water heaters positively impacted on recipient households through the reduction in energy consumption and resulting monetary savings of R103 per month on average were recorded. Solar water heaters also saved time and improved the feeling of well-being through having hot water readily available.

 

Author/s: GIZ 

LED Walkway Webinar: Research and Application

In Energy Efficiency Investment

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LED Walkway Webinar - 3 presentations.zip

LED Walkway Webinar: Research and Application

The three presentations can be downloaded as one zipped file:


 

  1. Creating Additional Demonstration Capacity-Clifford.pdf (0.3 MB)
  2. EE lighting research presentation - rev1 presented SMEC 20211028.pdf (0.7 MB)
  3. GIZ SEEL Tool Presentation _K Surridge.pdf (4.5 MB)

Power Systems Planning and Operations Training Overview Brochure

In Capacity Building and Technology Innovation Tagged in CapacityBuilding

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EPPEI_GIZ, 2021, Power System Planning and Operations _Overview Brochure.pdf.pdf

Power Systems Planning and Operations Training Overview Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the short courses programme offered through the EPPEI-GIZ capacity building initiative. The initiative is funded by GIZ and is coordinated by the EPPEI Specialization Centre for Renewable Energy at the Stellenbosch University. The programme aims at building power system planning and operation capacity within South African industry and government, specifically acknowledging a future power system with significantly increased amounts of variable renewable energy generation.

 

Author/s: EPPEI, GIZ 

SALGA GIZ, 2021, SSEG Guide for Munics pdf Popular

In Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities, SSEG

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SALGA_GIZ, 2021, SSEG Guide for Munics final digital.pdf.pdf

SALGA GIZ, 2021, SSEG Guide for Munics pdf

This guide booklet describes the process of change in order to accommodate Small Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) onto the South African Municipalities networks. It  summarises the approach of the SSEG support programme and references the available resources for municipalities and what steps they need to undertake.

 

Author/s: SALGA, SEA, GIZ SAGEN 

Local Government RE & EE Strategy Guide

In Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks Tagged in EE, Local Government, Municipalities, RE

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SALGA_GIZ, 2021, -EE+RE-Strategy-Guide for Munics.pdf

Local Government RE & EE Strategy Guide

This  Local Government Renewable Energy and Enregy Efficiency Strategy Guide provides a clear programme of action for local government to promote the development of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) in line with national policy direction and within local governance mandates. It also offers technical support, led by SALGA, to strengthen the capacity of municipalities to undertake this work.

 

Author/s: SALGA, SEA & GIZ 

LED Walkway Webinar: Dena: German Energy Agency Presentation Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in EE

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20210329_dena for LEDWalkway Webinar.pdf

LED Walkway Webinar: Dena: German Energy Agency Presentation

LED Walkway Webinar was held to share international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. A keynote input came from Dena (a German Energy Agency) sharing energy efficient lighting perspectives from Germany and also sharing challenges and opportunities for municipalities.

 

Author: Dr Karsten Lindloff

LED Walkway Webinar: SANEDI on behalf of DMRE Presentation Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in EE

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20210330_SANEDI on behalf of DMRE_LEDWalkway.pdf

LED Walkway Webinar: SANEDI on behalf of DMRE Presentation

LED Walkway Webinar was held  to share international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. 

SANEDI gave an overview of the implementation activities on behalf of the DMRE.

 

Author:  Stalin Ndlovu

LED Walkway Webinar: Technical University of Berlin Presentation Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in EE

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20210330_TU Berlin for LEDWalkway 1.pdf

LED Walkway Webinar: Technical University of Berlin Presentation

LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. The Technical University of Berlin shared on the energy efficient lighting research priorities, trends, and focus.

Author: Heike Schumacher 

LED Walkway Webinar: University of Berlin collaboration with SA Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment

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20210330_TU Berlin for LEDWalkway Webinar 2.pdf

LED Walkway Webinar: University of Berlin collaboration with SA

LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. An Energy Economist shared LED Street Lighting Exhibitions in South Africa, reviews and possibilities of demonstrating latest LED technologies, and collaboration experience with South Africa.

 

Author: Mr Andreas Jahn

LED Walkway Webinar: TUT presentation Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment

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20210330_TUT Lighting Tool_LEDWalkway 1.pdf

LED Walkway Webinar:  TUT presentation

LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. The University of Tshwane shared on the energy efficient lighting decision-making tool/application they created.

 

Author: Prof OD Dintchev

LED Walkway Webinar: TUT Lighting Tool Demo Outline Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment

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20210330_TUT Lighting Tool_LEDWalkway 2.pdf

LED Walkway Webinar:  TUT Lighting Tool Demo Outline

LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. The TUT team gave a Demo Outline of the EE Lighting Tool/Application.

 

Author: Mark Muwanguzi & Giscard Binini

LED Walkway Webinar: SECO Keynote Speech Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in EE

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GPienaar_EEStreetLigting_Webinar_20210330.pdf

LED Walkway Webinar: SECO Keynote Speech

LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. The demonstration project is funded by the Swiss Government as part of the bilateral agreement with South Africa through its entity Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) under an Energy Efficient Street Lighting Retrofit Project (EEStLRP) implemented by GIZ with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).

Author: Gerhard Pienaar

New Roles for South African Municipalities; A Business Models Review Popular

In Energy Policy & Regulation Tagged in Municipalities

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GIZ_2017, New Roles for South African Municipalities in RE; Business Models Review.pdf

New Roles for South African Municipalities; A Business Models Review

This report reviews possible business models for South African municipalities to seize arising opportunities and minimise potential risks associated with the introduction of renewable energy technologies in the domestic electricity system. It proposes a typology of available business models for municipalities to seize emerging opportunities arising from renewable energy technologies.

Authors: Montmasson-Clair,  Kritzinger, Scholtz, Gulati

Status of Small-Scale Embedded Generation in South African Municipalities Popular

In Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks Tagged in SSEG

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SALGA_GIZ,2020, Status of Small Scale Embedded Generation2.pdf.pdf

Status of Small-Scale Embedded Generation in South African Municipalities

This publication presents the status of Small-Scale Embedded Generation in South Africa and how the number of municipalities allowing SSEG into their networks continue to grow well into the future, in line with the decentralization of electricity generation across the globe.

This report covers the following:

  • Regulatory framework and institutional update relevant to SSEG in municipal electricity distributor networks
  • Quantitative overview of SSEG uptake in municipal electricity distributor networks (Eskom supply areas are not reported on in this publication)

 Authors:  SALGA

The Upper Blinkwater Minigrid Popular

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The Upper Blinkwater Minigrid

The brochure showcases the project summary and lessons learned on the Upper Blinkwater Minigrid Project. This project is based on a strong cooperation between Lower Saxony and the Eastern Cape Province, which have since 1995 had a long-standing partnership and has created a strong political will to implement a minigrid electrification project. The goal of this project is to develop and test a decentralized, sustainable energy supply concept for the rural population in South Africa. The main activity is the development and implementation of a hybrid minigrid system based on renewable ener­gies and diesel backup in a selected community in the Eastern Cape Province.

 Authors: Jointly created work with text contribution from the partners involved

A Practical Guideline for Energy Efficiency Audits at Waste Water Treatment Plants Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in EE

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GIZ_SALGA, 2020, WWTW audit guideline.pdf

A Practical Guideline for Energy Efficiency Audits at Waste Water Treatment Plants

The purpose of this guideline is to provide an overview and methodology description of how to perform an energy efficiency audit at a waste water treatment plant. Specific focus is placed on how to execute an audit with its associated calculations and compiling an informed and effective audit report. Two case study audits are also included as examples to the guideline user on how the information in the guideline is applied in practice, as demonstrated at two municipal WWTWs. The guideline serves as the basis for a training course to establish a standardised methodology for conducting energy audits in the WWTW sector, as well as to develop capacity and skills to perform such an audit.  The guide covers the following topics:

  • Understanding of the purpose and focus areas of a WWTW EE Audit ,
  • Understanding of the typical treatment processes’ EE impact,
  • How to approach a WWTW EE Audit,
  • How and where to obtain information,
  • How to process the obtained information,
  • How to go about implementation of the findings,
  • What targets can reasonably be expected.

 

Author: Watergroup Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Guide for Energy Savings in Motor-driven Systems at Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment

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GIZ_SEA,2020, Guide for Energy Savings in Motor-driven Systems in Munics WWTP.pdf.pdf

Guide for Energy Savings in Motor-driven Systems at Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants

This guideline is meant to be a resource for decision-makers, managers and operational staff who are responsible for the planning, management, maintenance and operation of municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The purpose of the guide is to provide information on how to reduce energy consumption in WWTPs, specifically through the maintenance and/or replacement of motors. Importantly, this guide answers the critical question of ‘when should a motor be rewound instead of replaced?’ The guide complements other work being undertaken by SAGEN on municipal energy management systems and energy management in WWTPs.

 

Authors: GIZ SAGEN, Sustainable Energy Africa, and Triple Point Solutions

 

Energy Savings Guide for Motor Driven Systems in Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant Poster Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment

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GIZ_SEA, 2020, WWTP Motor-driven Systems Energy Savings Poster.pdf.pdf

Energy Savings Guide for Motor Driven Systems in Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant Poster

The poster provides information on how to reduce energy consumption in Waste Water Treatment Plants, specifically through the maintenance and/or replacement of motors. 

 

Authors: GIZ SAGEN, Sustainable Energy Africa 

 

SARETEC Factsheet Popular

In Capacity Building and Technology Innovation

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GIZ, SARETEC, 2021 factsheet landscape WEB REPRO.pdf.pdf

SARETEC Factsheet

The SARETEC fact sheet outlines GIZ SAGEN’s support of the conceptualisation and establishment of the training centre and how it has grown to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in solar and wind training. It provides specialised technical training and skills development to supply demand for skilled labour in the energy sector of South Africa.

 

Authors: GIZ, SAGEN

Implementing Municipal Energy Management Systems Popular

In Municipal Energy Management Systems

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GIZ_SEA, 2019, Implementing Municipal Energy Management Systems.pdf

Implementing Municipal Energy Management Systems

Energy management systems are the key to saving energy and reducing costs.  Municipalities are increasingly considering energy efficiency measures in their own operations in an effort to reduce costs and increase sustainability.  The information brochure outlines a step-by-step guide to energy management systems in municipalities and describes an energy management organisational model for implementation.  It also presents a case study from the City of Cape Town illustrating how municipalities can transition from project-based energy efficiency interventions to a programmatic energy management systems approach.

 Author: GIZ SAGEN, Sustainable Energy Africa