January 2019

Final report of a study into the value proposition of Distributed Generation Renewable Energy (DG RE)

At the end of 2018 SAWEA appointed a team of multi-disciplinary consultants to carry-out a study that investigates the value proposition of DG RE with a particular emphasis on wind and solar PV technologies. The study examined the following:

  1. The rationale behind the anticipated increase in DG RE and the potential contracting structures to facilitate electricity sales between IPPs and Munics/customers.
  2. The impact on operations at local (municipal) level and national (Eskom) level.
  3. A detailed assessment of the commercial impact of increasing levels of DG RE on customers, municipalities and Eskom.
  4. A high-level assessment of the impact on the National Fiscus as well as Local Economic Development.
  5. The study also included a case study review of existing bilateral transactions.

 
Download the report to view findings.

Noupoort community enterprises get help to grow their dreams into businesses

Sandiswa Nkohla, started his brick manufacturing business two years ago, after having become unemployed.  His fledging business, Sandawana Brick Manufacturing Company, which has been receiving support from Noupoort Wind Farm’s development programme, is now able to provide full-time employment to five local men and has recently managed to purchase its third brick-making machine.READ MORE