Publications

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

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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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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

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

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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

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

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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

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Zeekoegat WWTW Popular

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Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study_Zeekoegat.pdf

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

Summary of the Biogas Feasibility Study for Kingstonvale WWTW Popular

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Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study _ Kingstonvale.pdf

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

Assessing the impact of increasing shares of variable generation on system operations in South Africa (Flexibility Study) Popular

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Assessing the impact of increasing shares of variable generation on system operations in South Africa (Flexibility Study)

This study assesses changing flexibility requirements in the South African power system resulting from increased levels of variable renewable generation (solar PV and wind), with a time horizon until 2030. The expansion (and decommissioning) of both renewable and conventional power plants is modelled from now until 2030 according to the base case of the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), as published in December 2016.


Authors: Markus Pöller, Marko Obert

Solar PV Installation Guidelines Popular

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GIZ_SAPVIA_DGS_RED Engineering, 2017, Solar PV Installation Guidelines.pdf

Solar PV Installation Guidelines

The guidelines explain the basics of electricity generation, Solar PV components, planning and sizing of the Solar PV installation. Other general guidelines are presented on working from heights, recurring duties and appropriate example installations.

Author: Udo Siegfriedt (DGS Berlin), Clemens Brandt (RED Engineering)

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