Small Scale Embedded Generation in the Western Cape
Jan 25, 2017
Library, Report, SSEG, Energy Services
The electricity supply crisis in South Africa has largely been stabilised. Municipalities now have space to look at sustainable energy solutions that will provide a reliable and secure supply of electricity into the future. Rapidly increasing electricity prices, significant decreases in the price of renewable energy and the economic impact of load shedding have created a large demand for viable alternatives energy sources. The clean energy revolution presents South Africa with an exciting opportunity to tackle numerous issues linked to the universal provision of safe and affordable energy to all citizens. Traditional energy development can be leapfrogged by transitioning directly to a more sustainable technology, while avoiding the dirty energy legacy of most developed countries.
The Western Cape Government and local municipalities have a chance to play a proactive role in the shifting energy landscape and have committed to doing so through the Energy Security Game Changer; contributing to a national solution to the energy issues while boosting the local economy.
This update focuses on the status of SSEG in the Western Cape, and explains in more detail the GreenCape Energy team's work in smart electricity.