Published on 01 October 2015
In Renewable Energy
Tagged in General
DOE, 2015, State of Renewables in South Africa 2015.pdf
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
Published on 01 September 2015
Tagged in Local Government
SALGA_GIZ, 2015, Wheeling in Nelson Mandela Bay.pdf.pdf
This case study showcases a project about he 20-year wheeling agreement which was signed between the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality and Amatola Green Power (AGP). To date, 5 000 MWh are weheeled each year, from private renewable energy developers to willing buyers, through the municipal network.
Published on 29 July 2015
GIZ_Goldblast, 2015, Mapping of the REIPPPP Authroisation Process.pdf
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
Published on 01 May 2015
In Energy Efficiency
Tagged in Research, Solar water heater
GIZ_Geyer, 2015, State of Solar Water Heater Research.pdf
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
Published on 01 April 2015
GIZ, de Kock, 2015, Review of Solar Water Heater Standards.pdf
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
Published on 01 March 2015
In Renewable Energy
Tagged in Municipalities, PV
GIZ_M.P.E., 2015, Impact of SSEG on distribution planning and operation.pdf
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
Published on 12 February 2015
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 30 November 2013
Tagged in Local Government, Municipalities
GIZ_Genesis, 2013, Cost of Supply Study Spreadsheet Model.xlsx
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.
GIZ_Genesis, 2013, Cost of Supply Study Spreadsheet Model Guide.pdf
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
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