Wheeling Discussion Paper: A Guide for Municipal Electricity Distributors

Is a third party trader of power purely a middleman, or could they be seen as aggregators that pool small generation capacity, particularly renewable power, into an economically valuable proposition? Local government (and their distribution utilities) increasingly have reason to publish wheeling tariff structures and enter into wheeling agreements with third parties. (SEA, 2020)


City-Wide Mitigation Potential for South Africa

This booklet represents a summary of the findings of a SEA report on the energy and emissions picture of the major urban centres in South Africa, and alternative energy and emissions futures scenario modelling. (SEA, 2015)


Low and Middle Income Rooftop PV Approaches Presentation

Covers the case study assessments, socio-economic profiling, and financial cost-benefit analyses undertaken as part of a feasibility study regarding small-scale embedded generation rollout in mid- and low-income households in South Africa. (Urban-Econ, Sustainable Energy Africa and Sustainability Institute Innovation Lab, 2018)


Impact of Small-Scale Embedded Generation on Municipal Revenue

Four municipal case studies highlight the potential effect small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) has on municipality revenue; drawing out the importance of modelling as part of tariff-setting, and presenting key lessons on tariff structures. The conclusion covers how revenue loss could be avoided by ensuring that tariffs are developed that account for the cost of supplying electricity to SSEG customers. (SEA, 2018)


SALGA 2018 Energy Summit Discussion Document

This discussion document provides context on the global megatrends affecting the electricity sector (electrification, decentralisation and digitisation) and proposed government responses through the legislative framework or through economic instruments. (SALGA, 2018)


The Electricity Distribution Industry in Germany and South Africa – A Review of Policy and Regulation (Discussion Paper)

This discussion paper tries to provide a closer look into the fundamental elements that characterize the German and South African energy markets, as well as highlight the challenges that are prevalent in the energy markets of both countries together with the opportunities that can be exploited in the current structures of these energy markets (BBH, Eclareon and SEA, 2018).


SALGA Fact Sheet on Electricity and Energy

This fact sheet provides interesting snippets of information related to electricity and energy in a short “did-you-know” format; covering country context, electricity industry structure, consumption patterns/trends, relevant players and their roles, policy and regulations, among others. (SALGA, 2018)


What Role can African Cities Play in Low-Carbon Development? A Multilevel Governance Perspective of Ghana, Uganda and South Africa

This study examined the potential for African cities to proactively govern climate change mitigation by exploring the constraints and enablers of local governance institutional structures in three smaller cities: Jinja in Uganda, Ga East in Ghana and Polokwane in South Africa. In Uganda and Ghana, uneven progress with implementing decentralisation reforms greatly limits local government action, while South Africa’s highly devolved governance structure and supportive national frameworks assist with greater local governance of low-carbon development. Systemic capacity and resource constraints within municipalities suggest a more collaborative mode of climate governance is required in African cities. (Louise Tait; Megan Euston-Brown)