Publications

Fact Sheet: Institutionalising PV training in the CoT staff development programme

In Renewable Energy

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SAGEN RE - PV Training FS - Digital.pdf

Fact Sheet: Institutionalising PV training in the CoT staff development programme

GIZ-SAGEN supports capacity building measures that assist municipalities in their efforts to create a regulatory environment that allows for the safe and economically feasible integration of SSEG into distribution systems. This fact sheet summarizes SAGEN's support to the City of Tshwane's  internal training centre with developing and implementing a train-the-trainer course on PV systems and funding of PV facilities for practical training.

Author: GIZ

Data Sheet: City of Tshwane Fortsig ground-mounted PV Training System with battery back-up

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Data Sheet: City of Tshwane Fortsig ground-mounted PV Training System with battery back-up

This data sheet includes all the technical information on the City of Tshwane Fortsig PV system that GIZ-SAGEN supported. The system is ground mounted and has battery back-up functionality.

Author: GIZ

Data Sheet: City of Tshwane Fortsig Rooftop PV Training System

In Renewable Energy

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SAGEN RE - Data Sheet - Fortsig Roof - Digital.pdf

Data Sheet: City of Tshwane Fortsig Rooftop PV Training System

This data sheet includes all the technical information on the City of Tshwane Fortsig PV system that GIZ-SAGEN supported. This system is mounted on the Fortsig electricity depot's roof.

Author: GIZ

Data Sheet: City of Tshwane Villieria Rooftop PV Training System

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SAGEN RE - Data Sheet - Villieria PV - Digital.pdf

Data Sheet: City of Tshwane Villieria Rooftop PV Training System

This data sheet includes all the technical information on the City of Tshwane Villieria PV system that GIZ-SAGEN supported. This system is grid-tied and mounted on the roof of the training centre in Villieria.

Author:GIZ

Fact Sheet: Generating biogas from the digestion of municipal wastewater sludge Popular

In Energy Efficiency

Fact Sheet: Generating biogas from the digestion of municipal wastewater sludge

GIZ-SAGEN supports capacity building measures to improve the operation and maintenance of municipal wastewater treatment plants, and to promote the use of generated biogas for power and heat applications. This fact sheet describes how a practical guideline i.e. the  "Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge" was developed for this purpose, and piloted in three training sessions in order to test the concept and lend to the development of the guideline.

Author: GIZ

Fact Sheet: Solar Water Heater Installation Pilot Project, Nelson Mandela Bay

In Energy Efficiency

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SAGEN SWH FS - Digital SA.pdf

Fact Sheet: Solar Water Heater Installation Pilot Project, Nelson Mandela Bay

GIZ-SAGEN supported a pilot solar water heater (SWH) installation project in 2018 to test the implementation concept of the National Solar Water Heating Programme, and recommend best practise to the Department of Energy. The fact sheet summarises the experiences and lessons learned from the pilot project completed in co-operation with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

Author: GIZ

SAGEN Phase 3 Brochure

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SAGEN Phase 3 Brochure

SAGEN is focused on improving framework conditions for renewables and energy efficiency and assisting in their implementation at national and municipal
level.

SAGEN provides policy advice, technical support and practical training to government and businesses. Support is always based on partner needs and implemented in close cooperation with SAGEN’s South African partners.

Sustainable Energy & Climate Change in Municipal IDPS 2017-2018

In Publications Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities

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SALGA_GIZ, 2018, Sustainable Energy & Climate Change in Municipal IDPS 2017-2018.pdf

Sustainable Energy & Climate Change in Municipal IDPS 2017-2018

This report documents how many municipalities have incorporated
sustainable energy and climate change in their Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) for 2017-2018 financial year.

Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017, SSEG Tariff Model Video 1 Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Municipalities, PV

This is video tutorial (part 1 of 3) explains how to use the SSEG tariff 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).

Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017, SSEG Tariff Model Video 2 Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Municipalities, PV

This is video tutorial (part 2 of 3) explains how to use the SSEG tariff 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)

Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017, SSEG Tariff Model Video 3

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Municipalities, PV

This is video tutorial (part 3 of 3) explains how to use the SSEG tariff 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)

The electricity distribution in Germany and South Africa- A review of policy and regulations

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GIZ_SAGEP, 2018, The electricity distribution industry in Germany South Africa-a review of policy regulation .pdf

The electricity distribution in Germany and South Africa- A review of policy and regulations

This Discussion paper summarises the challenges and opportunities of changes in the German power market triggered by liberalisation and the Energiewende, and relates them to the energy transition challenge in South Africa. Based on German and South African experiences, the paper formulates suggestions for municipal utilities and a possible way forward for a new electricity distribution market design in South Africa.

This Paper is based on the outcomes of the South African-German Policy Discussion Workshop on Energy Market Design and Municipal Utility Business Models from 4th-8th December 2017 in Eschborn, Germany, jointly organised by SAGEN and the Secretariat of the South African German Energy Partnership (EP).

 

Author: BBH, BBHC, Eclareon, SEA

Renewable Energy Scenarios for Municipalities in South Africa Popular

In Publications Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities, PV

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SALGA_GIZ, 2018, Renewable Energy Scenarios for Municipalities in South Africa.pdf

Renewable Energy Scenarios for Municipalities in South Africa

This booklet provides renewable energy options, along with key challenges and risks, muncipalities can explore as of January 2018. The purpose of the series of booklets is to provide municipalities with information on key topics within the energy and electricity sector that have implications for the role of municipalities in energy and electricity. 

 

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for Municipalities in South Africa Popular

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SALGA_GIZ, 2018, Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for Municipalities in South Africa.pdf

Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for Municipalities in South Africa

This booklet provides energy efficiency options, along with key challenges and risks, muncipalities can explore as of January 2018. The purpose of the series of booklets is to provide municipalities with information on key topics within the energy and electricity sector that have implications for the role of municipalities in energy and electricity.

 

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas, Municipalities

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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 Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in Biogas, Municipalities

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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

Career progression and professional progress of Wind Turbine Technicians in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_AltGen, 2017, Career progression of Wind Turbine Technicians in South Africa.pdf

Career progression and professional progress of Wind Turbine Technicians in South Africa

The study followed five cohorts of technicians trained by SARETEC to determine their career progress. The study provided feedback from students and supervisors on the quality of the course and lastly investigates the acceptance of the wind industry in SA of the SARETEC offered qualification.

Author: AltGen Consulting

Discussion Paper: Low & Middle Income Grid Connected Solar PV Approaches in South Africa Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in PV

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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

Assessment of training skills needs for the wind industry in South Africa: Comparing 201 estimates and compiling new estimates in the light of sector developments Popular

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GIZ_AltGen, 2017, Assessment of skills needs for the wind industry in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of training skills needs for the wind industry in South Africa: Comparing 201 estimates and compiling new estimates in the light of sector developments

Training requirements and projected demand for Wind Service Technicians (WSTs) are compared with actual employment and an improved methodology for calculation jobs created per MW installed is offered.

Author: AltGen Consulting

The State of Solar Photovoltaic Research in South Africa: A Review Popular

In Renewable Energy Tagged in PV

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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