Published on 30 September 2017
Tagged in Flagship-publications, General
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
Published on 11 February 2015
Tagged in Flagship-publications
GIZ_MPE, 2015, Analysis of options for the future allocation of PV farms in South Africa.pdf
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:
Author: Moeller and Poeller
Published on 01 February 2011
GIZ_ DIgSILENT, 2011, Capacity credit of Wind Generation in South Africa. pdf.pdf
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