RENEWABLE ENERGY

With reductions in renewable energy prices and increases in national power tariffs, municipalities are facing pressure to integrate options such as embedded rooftop solar PV or wind generators into their networks. Landfill and sewage methane for electricity generation are also potentially viable renewable energy options.

Renewable Energy

With reductions in renewable energy prices and increases in national power tariffs, municipalities are facing pressure to integrate options such as embedded rooftop solar PV or wind generators into their networks. Landfill and sewage methane for electricity generation are also potentially viable renewable energy options.

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GIZ SALGA SSEG Impact Model Guidelines

The model can assist municipalities in analysing the impact of proposed SSEG tariffs on revenue and attractiveness for solar PV customers. The model generates the impact of SSEG tariffs for different uptake rates on municipal revenue and value of solar (avoided costs) for a given set of SSEG tariffs and determines if a business case exists for the PV customer (Felet, Knight, & Mahlalela, 2017)

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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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SWH vs. Conventional Geyser Cost Benefit Analysis: Spreadsheet Tool

This spreadsheet tool allows for the comparison of capital and operating costs of a solar water heater and conventional geyser for either a cash purchase or financed case; allowing for the adjustment of variables such as electricity price and price increases, discount rate, finance rate and period, system size and cost, water usage, etc. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2017)

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AMEU SALGA: Contract for Embedded Generation

This is a template contract that clarifies the terms, conditions, rights and obligations of different parties regarding the connection of the customer’s Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) system to the Municipality electricity grid (SALGA & AMEU, 2017).

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Embedded Generation in Cape Town: Requirements for Application Process

This document gives guidance on the application process to be followed for the connection of all forms of small-scale sustainable embedded generation (like solar PV panels) to the City of Cape Town’s electricity network. The document includes step-by step application procedures. (City of Cape Town, 2016)

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Embedded Generation in Cape Town: Requirements for Application Process

This document gives guidance on the application process to be followed for the connection of all forms of small-scale sustainable embedded generation (like solar PV panels) to the City of Cape Town’s electricity network. The document includes step-by step application procedures. (City of Cape Town, 2016)

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Energy Services: Market Intelligence Report 2016

This report covers green economy opportunities in the utility-scale energy services sector, aimed at green technology and services companies and investors that are currently active or interested in entering this sector in South Africa, and the Western Cape specifically. The report provides an overview of the market within the sector, including key players, legislation and regulation, opportunities and challenges, important developments and achievements. (GreenCape, 2016)

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