Support for Municipalities

Support for Municipalities

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR SUPPORT

Municipal Support for the establishment of a Municipal Energy Management System

April 2019

Background:

Rising electricity tariffs from Eskom and climate change consideration are forcing energy consumers to manage, and possibly reduce, their energy usage. Municipalities are further affected as rising electricity debt will impact on service delivery to its residents. However, many municipalities lack the capacity and resources to monitor energy consumption and further identify measures to reduce electricity costs and carbon emissions. The need for entrenching energy efficiency is also outlined in Government policies and strategies, for example the draft post 2015 National Energy Efficiency Strategy (NEES), calls for the formulation of municipal energy action plans and the appointment of energy managers.

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR SUPPORT

Municipal Support for Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) and Municipal Electricity Business Models

September 2019

Background:

Energy security concerns, rising electricity prices, the emergence of low-cost renewable energy technologies and the growth of distributed generators have resulted in a range of challenges for utilities, including for municipal distributors. In light of these dynamics, municipalities are compelled to re-define their role in the electricity value chain and adapt their funding and operating models. The South African - German Energy Programme (SAGEN) in cooperation with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is providing technical support to municipalities on aspects of this transition.