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Status of Small-Scale Embedded Generation in South African Municipalities

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge: A Practical Guideline Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in Biogas, Local Government, Municipalities, Skills

Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge: A Practical Guideline

About: The Anaerobic Digestion Guideline is a practical guideline for wastewater practitioners and managers involved in the planning, design, operation, maintenance and management of WWTW. The guideline is based on the premise of the American “Capable Plant” concept which demonstrates a holistic management process for the beneficial use of biosolids and biogas naturally generated during the anaerobic digestion process. The Guideline will form the basis of a series of training and capacity building events for municipalities offered through WISA.

Disclaimer: The use of the Guideline is restricted to private use and may not be used for income generation purposes. Should any content be cited from the guideline, kindly acknowledge the authors and GIZ as publisher. The content of the guideline has been compiled by subject matter experts, peer reviewed by sector experts and tested during three pilot training sessions in municipalities. Although every effort has been taken to ensure the correctness of the content, GIZ-SAGEN, the authors and peer reviewers are not liable for any damages caused by the use of the content of the Guideline.

Author: WaterGroup Holdings

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

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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 Popular

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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 Popular

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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 Investment Tagged in Flagship-publications

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: Institutionalising PV training in the CoT staff development programme Popular

In Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks Tagged in Flagship-publications

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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

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

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in Flagship-publications

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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 Popular

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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 Popular

In Other Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities

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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 Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks 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 Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks 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 Popular

In Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks 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 Popular

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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