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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

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in Biogas, Flagship-publications, Municipalities

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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

In Energy Efficiency Investment Tagged in Biogas, Flagship-publications, Municipalities

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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

Renewable Energy Scenarios for Municipalities in South Africa Popular

In Energy Policy & Regulation 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)

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

In Capacity Building and Technology Innovation

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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 Embedded Generation in Distribution Networks 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

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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

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for a Greener South Africa: Highlights from the 2nd phase of SAGEN Popular

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GIZ, 2017, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for a Greener South Africa.pdf

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for a Greener South Africa: Highlights from the 2nd phase of SAGEN

The publication focuses on the second phase of SAGEN‘s work on supporting an evolving renewable energy and energy efficiency landscape in South Africa – at a national, provincial and local level.

Authors: Moeketsi Thobela; Energy Solutions Africa, and GIZ SAGEN Team

Socio-economic development investment of Independent Power Producers. A review of HIV/Aids support. Popular

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GIZ_AltGen, 2017, Socio-economic development investment of Independent Power Producers.pdf

Socio-economic development investment of Independent Power Producers.  A review of HIV/Aids support.

As a part of its social compact commitment, the GIZ has mainstreamed HIV/Aids into its internal and external organisational processes, with external mainstreaming of HIV/Aids implemented in countries with a prevalence rate of 4% or greater. To give effect to this, the second iteration of the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN-2) commissioned a HIV review document which investigated HIV/Aids related activities supported by IPPS from their socio-economic spend.


Author: Altgen

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

In Power System Planning & Operation Tagged in Flagship-publications, General

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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

GIZ SALGA Small-Scale Embedded Generation Impact: Model Popular

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GIZ_Genesis, 2017, Small-Scale Embedded Generation Impact Model (updated March 2019).xlsx

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).

 Developed By: Genesis

Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes Popular

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GIZ _SEA,2017, Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes.pdf

Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes

The report provides information on the impact of solar PV SSEG introduction on municipal revenue in the City of Tshwane to inform policy and support SSEG tariff setting.

Authors: Mark Borchers (Sustainable Energy Africa)

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)

Biogas utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory: Case Study Popular

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GIZ_Ibert, 2017, Biogas Utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory, Case Study.pdf.pdf

Biogas utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory: Case Study

This case study documents the business model for the ibert biogas plant at Zandam Cheese Factory, Western Cape.

Authors: SAGEN & Ibert

How to use existing grants to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy - A guide for municipalities Popular

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SALGA_GIZ_PDG, 2017, How to use existing grants to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy_A guide for municipalities.pdf

How to use existing grants to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy -  A guide for municipalities

This is a short practical guideline for municipalities on how to use existing grants to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy infrastructure. The guidelines provides guidance and examples of energy efficiency or renewable energy projects for each infrastructure grant.

 Author: PDG

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy Access Popular

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Energy Access booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy Access

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed politicalleadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal functions. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet will provide councillors with an overview of the municipality’s role in increasing the access to energy for all its citizens.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy and Electricity Planning Popular

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Energy and Electricity Planning booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy and Electricity Planning

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed political leadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal function. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet has been prepared to provide councillors with an overview of the role of the municipality in energy and electricity planning.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy Policy and Legislation Popular

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Energy Policy and Legislation booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Energy Policy and Legislation

The Councillor Induction Programme is an initiative led by SALGA to empower local government councillors to provide well-informed political leadership with regard to sustainable delivery of all municipal function. A basic understanding of the sector that falls under the portfolio of the councillor will assist towards achieving this goal.

This booklet has been prepared to provide councillors with an understanding of the role of the municipality as an electricity service authority.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)