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Apply to sell surplus SSEG electricity to the City<h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About​​​​​​​</h2> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>cash for power programme<br></h4><p>A City official will contact applicants who submitted an Expression of Interest once all the applications have been assessed. We ask for your patience during this process. Successful applicants will sign a contract with the City in accordance with Supply Chain Management procurement processes. <br> <strong> <br>Submissions are closed.  The next Expression of Interest will be issued in February 2025.</strong> </p></div></div></span> <p>Most of the electricity generated by a grid-tied feed-in SSEG system (such as solar PV) is consumed onsite. Sometimes, the system will generate more electricity than the customer can consume. You can feed that excess generation back into the City’s grid and we will credit you at the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Financial%20documents/Electricity%20Consumptive%20Tariffs.pdf" target="_blank">SSEG Feed-in tariff rate</a>. </p><p> Previously, all SSEG customers were required to remain net consumers (i.e. buy more electricity from the network than they fed in). This restriction was recently lifted and the City can procure excess generation under the <strong>Cash for Power </strong>programme. </p><p> If you apply to join the programme, you can use the credit from the excess generation that you feed into the City’s grid to settle your entire Municipal account. Any remaining credit will accumulate until it reaches a certain amount and then the City will pay you out, subject to the relevant supply chain management processes.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​How do I sell my excess energy back to the City?​​​​​​​</h2><p> <strong>If you would like to feed in excess electricity to the City’s network, follow the steps below:</strong><br></p><div class="mobile-scroll"><table style="width:600px;height:1078px;"><thead><tr><th style="width:26px;"> <br> </th><th style="width:166px;">Commercial customers<br></th><th style="width:178px;">Residential customers<br></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:26px;"> <strong>​Step </strong><strong>1</strong><br></td><td rowspan="1" colspan="2" style="width:166px;">Install a <strong>grid-tied solar PV system</strong> with a <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/Approved%20Photovoltaic%20%28PV%29%20Inverter%20List.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>City-approved inverter</strong></a>. Installers must <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Electricity/apply-for-authorisation-to-install-a-small-scale-embedded-generation-system"><strong>apply to the City to authorise</strong></a> the system for grid connection before it is installed.<br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:26px;"> <strong>Step 2</strong><br></td><td style="width:166px;">Meter changes and an additional <strong>AMI Access fee</strong> may be applicable. Cost is quoted during authorisation process if applicable.<br></td><td style="width:178px;">City will install an <strong>AMI meter </strong>at the relevant <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/the-city-budget/city-wide-tariffs"> <strong>SSEG Feed-in Tariff rate</strong></a>.<br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:26px;"> <strong>Step 3</strong><br></td><td style="width:166px;">Customer placed on the applicable <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-electricity-services/the-cost-of-electricity#section-docs"> <strong>Non-residential SSEG tariff</strong></a>.</td><td style="width:178px;">Customer moves to or remains on the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-electricity-services/the-cost-of-electricity#section-docs"><strong>Home User tariff</strong></a>. Excess electricity is credited at the the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Financial%20documents/Electricity%20Consumptive%20Tariffs.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>SSEG Feed-in tariff rate</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:26px;height:226px;">​<strong>Step </strong><strong>4</strong><br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:166px;height:226px;">​Electricity fed into the grid will be measured and credited to customer’s monthly municipal account at <strong>77.49c/kWh + 25c/kWh</strong> incentive. This credit is offset against the customer’s monthly municipal account.<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:178px;height:226px;">​Electricity fed into the grid will be measured and credited to customer’s monthly municipal account at <strong>87c/kWh + 25c/kWh</strong> incentive. This credit is offset against the customer’s monthly municipal account.</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:26px;">​<strong>Step</strong> <strong>5</strong><br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:166px;"> <strong>Cash for Power</strong>: Customers with <strong>remaining credit</strong> after the offset will be paid out in cash once the amount <strong>exceeds R5000</strong>. Payments will be held back until the credit reaches this amount, and paid out on a monthly basis. To apply, follow the necessary supply chain management processes outlined in section 1.9 of the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Requirements%20for%20Small-Scale%20Embedded%20Generation.pdf" target="_blank">Requirements for SSEG</a> and <a href="mailto:electricitycustomer.support@capetown.gov.za%20?subject=Cash%20For%20Power%20Programme%20Application"><strong>email</strong></a><strong> </strong>us your application.<br></td><td rowspan="1" style="width:178px;">​<strong>Cash for Power</strong>: Customers with <strong>remaining credit </strong>after the offset will be paid out in cash once the amount <strong>exceeds R1000</strong>. Payments will be held back until the credit reaches this amount, and paid out once a year. <strong>Submissions are currently closed and the next Expression of Interest will be issued in February 2025.<br></strong></td></tr></tbody></table> <br> </div>​ <h4>Please note:</h4><ul><li>The amount of energy a customer can sell back to the City is <strong>limited by the size of the system they have been authorised to install</strong>, which is limited by the size of their connection to the City grid. <br></li><li> <strong>You can now apply for SSEG authorisation online.</strong> This will make the application process simpler and faster. Follow the link below to find out how.<br></li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Electricity/apply-for-authorisation-to-install-a-small-scale-embedded-generation-system">Apply for authorisation to install an embedded generation system</a><br></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact​​​​​​​<br></h2><p>To apply for the Cash for Power programme, email <a href="mailto:electricitycustomer.support@capetown.gov.za"> <em>electricitycustomer.support@capetown.gov.za</em></a>. </p><h4>SSEG enquiries:<br></h4><p> <em>Email:<br><a href="mailto:electricityapplication.queries@capetown.gov.za">electricityapplication.queries@capetown.gov.za</a> </em></p><h4> Energy enquiries:</h4><p> <a href="https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/websitefeedback/?id=%20ded177c3-71ed-4ec4-93e3-ba8c57fed07d" target="_blank">Submit a query online</a><br></p><p> <em>Email:</em><br><em><a href="mailto:SustainableEnergyMarkets.Enquiries@capetown.gov.za">SustainableEnergyMarkets.Enquiries@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p>GP0|#867ec979-cae6-4865-8a19-7db388795617;L0|#0867ec979-cae6-4865-8a19-7db388795617|Electricity;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#6c293e71-0db4-42d2-a348-6d21e8d13030;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4Businesses can sell surplus Small-scale Embedded Generation energy to us.0

 

 

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