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

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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

Case Study: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Municipality Buildings in Buffalo City

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SALGA_GIZ, 2016, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Municipal Buildings in Buffalo City.pdf.pdf

Case Study: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Municipality Buildings in Buffalo City

This case study is about a pilot project implemented by Buffalo City metropolitan municipality to convert a municipal building into an energy efficient one, partially supplied by renewable energy and to raise public awareness on the topics of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Author: GIZ

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

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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

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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).

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Municipal Small-Scale Embedded Generation Tariff Regimes Popular

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Councillor Induction Programme - Financing Municipal Electricity Services

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SALGA _GIZ, 2017, Financing Municipal Electricity Servcies booklet - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme - Financing Municipal Electricity Services

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 gives councillors an overview of how electricity is financed within the municipality.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Electricity and Energy Regulation Popular

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

Councillor Induction Programme - Electricity and Energy Regulation

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 how the municipality regulates electricity service provision.

Author: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme -Wallchart: Electricity and Energy Landscape

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SALGA_GIZ, 2017, Wallchart Electricity and Energy Landscape - Electricity and Energy Cllr Induction Prog.pdf

Councillor Induction Programme -Wallchart: Electricity and Energy Landscape

A wallchart on the Electricty and Energy landscape used in the SALGA Councillor Induction Programme.

Developed by: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Video Interview with Councillors Popular

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This video interviews councillors with an energy portfolio on topics such as emerging trends councillors must be aware of, how councillors should engage with officials, staff and the public as well as some key challenges municipalities are facing.

Developed by: South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

Councillor Induction Programme - Electricity Service Authority

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

Councillor Induction Programme - Electricity Service Authority

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 functions. 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)

Case Study: Waste Diversion and Wheeling of power for Biogas to Electricity in City of Tshwane

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Case Study: Waste Diversion and Wheeling of power for Biogas to Electricity in City of Tshwane

 

This case study is about the Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Project (BBP) which is the first large scale animal waste-to-energy project in South Africa, addressing clean and secure energy needs while resolving waste issues.

Author: Melusile Ndlovu, Megan Euston-Brown (SEA), SALGA and GIZ

Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa Popular

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GIZ_ARC, 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa.pdf

Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa

The study aims to obtain a high level estimation of the biogas potential from the anaerobic digestion of agro-waste in South Africa. The 3 broad categories of ago-waste sectors that were examined for the purpose of this study included the livestock sector; meat processing sector and agro-industrial sector.


Author: Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

State of Wind Energy Research Popular

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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