Monday, October 15, 2012

Workshop on Role of KZN Municipalities in Embedded Generation

KSEF together with the eThekwini Municipal Institute of Learning hosted a workshop for all officials of licensed municipalities in KZN on 31 August 2012.

The half-day workshop was attended by representatives of six licensed municipalities in KZN. Since eThekwini is the only municipality in South Africa to have already signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Embedded Power Generators (EPGs), their application procedure and experience was shared with all other municipalities in KZN. Eskom also gave an account of their plans and procedures to accomodate embedded power generation.
All in all, it is understood that the cost of approving, servicing and managing bi-directional meters is significant, but that the demand from customers to generate their own electricity is growing. Embedded Power Generation from Renewable Energy is still in the early stages of implementation, with KZN in the lead.

Presentations given at this workshop can be downloaded.....
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