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State of Wind Energy Research Popular

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GIZ_Geyer, 2016, State of Wind Energy Research.pdf

State of Wind Energy Research

The objective of the review was to provide an overview of current wind research being carried out at South African Universities, Universities of Technology and other research institutions, to identify common themes and priorities in this research, to identify possible gaps that are not being covered by current wind research, to compile a profile of the SWH researchers actively working in the field and to make recommendations on future wind research focal areas for South Africa.

Authors: Alicia & Heinrich Geyer

Household Energy Baseline Study and Community Facilitation for the Installation of Solar Water Heaters in Walmer and Rosedale, Port Elizabeth Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in Solar water heater

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GIZ_Basadi, 2016, Solar Water Heater Baseline Port Elizabeth.pdf

Household Energy Baseline Study and Community Facilitation for the Installation of Solar Water Heaters in Walmer and Rosedale, Port Elizabeth

The aim of consultancy was to collect baseline data regarding household socio-economic profiles, energy consumption patterns, current levels of household knowledge regarding SWH and the willingness of the community to be beneficiaries of the SWH systems. The objective was to indicate cost and energy savings calculations after the installation of the SWH, and to develop a community consultation and communication programme that will outline the required steps to ensure the success implemented at the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality pilot-project.

Author: Basadi Integrated Development Specialists

Biogas Technology Matrix Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in Biogas

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GIZ_AD Solutions, 2016, Biogas Technology Matrix.pdf.pdf

Biogas Technology Matrix

The aim of the review is to provide an overview of the different kinds of biogas applications focusing on the South African context. The report also mentions the typical substrates/feedstocks associated with each technology and conditions for its utilisation. Upgrading technologies for the cleaning of biogas is also included.


Author: AD Solutions

Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme – an information package for local government Popular

In Other Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities

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GIZ_SALGA, 2016, Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme.pdf

Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme – an information package for local government

This information package aims to provide local government with information on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), to show the potential opportunities for local development and to outline an approach towardsrealising and maximising such benefits. It further induces a dialogue on the potential role of local government in the REIPPPP and work towards substantial co-operation between local government and IPPs.

 Author: Jan-Wilhelm Krebs (GIZ)

Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme – a brochure for local government Popular

In Other Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities, PV, Wind

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GIZ_SALGA, 2016, Brochure_ Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme.pdf

Local economic benefits in the renewable energy independent power producers programme – a brochure for local government

This brochure aims to summarise the more comprehensive information package on information on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), to show the potential opportunities for local development and to outline an approach towards
realising and maximising such benefits.

 Author: Jan-Wilhelm Krebs (GIZ)

Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in Biogas, Municipalities

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GIZ_WEC 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa

South African wastewater treatment works (WWTW) have a high savings potential on their electricity bill through the generation of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of sludge for their own consumption. The objective of this study was to review the potential of all municipal WWTW larger than 10ML/day for a biogas and CHP project.


Author: WEC Projects

Assessment of Skills Needs and Estimation of the Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa Popular

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in Biogas, Skills

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GIZ_AltGen, 2016, Skills Needs and Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Skills Needs and Estimation of the Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa

One of the key aspects in developing a biogas market in South Africa and understanding the full potential of the technology is unpacking the specific skill-sets required and job potential that the biogas industry holds. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore in detail the employment potential from biogas along the main phases of a typical biogas project, as well as 4 categories of project sizes. The study also looked at the various skills and levels thereof needed for each project phase.

Author: AltGen Consulting

Sustainable Energy and Climate change in municipal IDP 2015 Popular

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GIZ_SALGA, 2015, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in Municipal IDPs.pdf

Sustainable Energy and Climate change in municipal IDP 2015

The report analyses the inclusion of Sustainable Energy (energy efficiency and renewable energy) and Climate Change in municipal Integrated Development Plans. It proposes a methodology, gives national and provincial results and identifies trends and specific projects. An update will be publish in 2018.

 Authors: Aurelie Ferry and Nicolas von Kalm (GIZ)

Review of Best Practice of SWH Implemented by Local Government Popular

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GIZ_SEA, 2015, Solar Water Heater Best Practices.pdf

Review of Best Practice of SWH Implemented by Local Government

The purpose of the review was to determine the best practice of SWH implemented by selected municipalities that previously in the Eskom Rebate Programme (eThekwini, City of Cape Town, Sedibeng, and Musina). The review explored the roll-out experience from a municipal perspective, considered the process from pre- and post- installation, with an intention to enhance future implementation of NSWHP.

Author: Sustainable Energy Africa

State of Renewables in South Africa 2015 Popular

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DOE, 2015, State of Renewables in South Africa 2015.pdf

State of Renewables in South Africa 2015

The report provides an in-depth and thorough overview of renewable energy in South Africa. The report provides an overview of the policy environment, a historical review of the processes required to arrive at the RE programme as well as the levels of deployment by 2015.

Author: Department of Energy

Mapping of the REIPPPP Authorisation Process for RE Projects Popular

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GIZ_Goldblast, 2015, Mapping of the REIPPPP Authroisation Process.pdf

Mapping of the REIPPPP Authorisation Process for RE Projects

 In 2012, GIZ commissiones n in-depth assessment of the state of RE regulatory environment as well as the constraints and barriers facing RE developer. the study provides an updated review of the regulatory procedures and identified major regulatory barriers experienced, and offers suggestions on how IPPs could be supported to reduce these barriers.

Authors: Michael Goldblat

SAGEN Phase 2 Brochure Popular

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SAGEN Phase 2 Brochure

SAGEN is the South African-German Energy Programme.

SAGEN works with South African institutions and the private industry in the energy sector to improve conditions for investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency in SA, leading to security of energy supply, new skilled jobs and protection of the environment.

The State of Solar Water Heater Research in RSA: A Review Popular

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GIZ_Geyer, 2015, State of Solar Water Heater Research.pdf

The State of Solar Water Heater Research in RSA: A Review

The objective of this review is to provide an overview of current SWH research being carried out at South African Universities, Universities of Technology and other research institutions, to identify common themes and priorities in this research, to identify possible gaps that are not being covered by current SWH research, to compile a profile of the SWH researchers actively working in the field and to make recommendations on future SWH research focal areas for South Africa.

Author: Alicia Geyer

Solar Water Heater Standards: Standards Revew and Gap Analysis of Local and International Standards Popular

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GIZ, de Kock, 2015, Review of Solar Water Heater Standards.pdf

Solar Water Heater Standards: Standards Revew and Gap Analysis of Local and International Standards

The purpose of the analysis was to outline and identify the existing and required standards that would lead to high quality production and installation of SWH systems. The evaluation of gap analysis on SWH standards will contribute to the enhancement of the SWH industry, formulate improved decisions for the implementation of the NSWHP and contribute to market development.

 Author: Neville de Kock

Impact of SSEG on distribution network planning and operation Popular

In Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks Tagged in Municipalities, PV

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GIZ_M.P.E., 2015, Impact of SSEG on distribution planning and operation.pdf

Impact of SSEG on distribution network planning and operation

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview about the technical impact of small scale embedded generators (SSEG), in particular rooftop PV-systems, on planning and operation of LV distribution networks. It further provides guidelines for the proper definition of interconnection rules for rooftop PV, considering relevant performance and safety aspects.

Authors: Pöller/M.P.E. GmbH, Obert/M.P.E. GmbH, G.Moodley/DIgSILENT Buyisa LTD

Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_MPE, 2015, Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa.pdf

Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa

The aim of the studies presented in this report is to quantify the economic impact of different strategies for the deployment utility scale PV farms in South Africa. These are referred to as ‘allocation strategies’.

Three different allocation strategy scenarios for a total of 8,4GW of utility scale PV farms in South Africa have been considered. These are summarized as follows:

  • Scenario A: As planned” This scenario is according to the existing applications for PV farms where there is a total of, 6,4GW of PV in the ‘Solar Corridor’ (see Figure 2), and 2GW distributed elsewhere in the country.
  • Scenario B: Close to load centers” Here, only 2,6GW of PV is considered in the Solar Corridor, the remaining 5,8GW is distributed across the country.
  • Scenario C: According to REDZs [1]” For this scenario, PV farms have been allocated in the Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDS), as identified by CSIR and DEA within the SEA project [1]. In this scenario, 2,8 GW is considered in the Solar Corridor, and 5,6GW is distributed predominantly in the REDZs.

 

Author: Moeller and Poeller

Cost of Supply Study: Spreadsheet Model Popular

In Energy Policy & Regulation Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities

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GIZ_Genesis, 2013, Cost of Supply Study Spreadsheet Model.xlsx

Cost of Supply Study: Spreadsheet Model

The cost of supply tool aims to increase municipal understanding on what it costs them to supply electricity to different customers categories in order to (i) develop tariffs that are in line with the occurred costs and (ii) consider the possibility of introducing tariffs for small-scale embedded generation. The guidelines provide explanations on how to use the excel model.

 Author: Genesis

Cost of Supply Study: Spreadsheet Model Guide Popular

In Energy Policy & Regulation Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities

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GIZ_Genesis, 2013, Cost of Supply Study Spreadsheet Model Guide.pdf

Cost of Supply Study: Spreadsheet Model Guide

The cost of supply tool aims to increase municipal understanding on what it costs them to supply electricity to different customers categories in order to (i) develop tariffs that are in line with the occurred costs and (ii) consider the possibility of introducing tariffs for small-scale embedded generation. The guidelines provide explanations on how to use the excel model

 Author: Genesis

SAGEN Phase 1 Brochure Popular

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SAGEN Phase 1 Brochure

SAGEN is the South African-German Energy Programme.

SAGEN is improving conditions for investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency in SA, leading to security of energy supply, new skilled jobs and protection of the environment.

Capacity credit for Wind generation in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_ DIgSILENT, 2011, Capacity credit of Wind Generation in South Africa. pdf.pdf

Capacity credit for Wind generation in South Africa

 

This report presents the results of simulation studies for assessing the capacity credit of planned wind farms in South Africa. Therefore, three scenarios have been defined and agreed between ESKOM, GIZ and DIgSILENT based on realistic assumptions with regard to wind farm sites, the potential installed wind generation capacity at these sites and the relevant characteristics of the South African power system, such as load and generation characteristics and planned expansions of thermal and hydro power plants, which have been provided by ESKOM.

 

Author: DIgSILENT GmbH and Windlab Developments South Africa Pty Ltd