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Collaborate with us to alleviate energy poverty in Cape Town<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Why partner?​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Although Cape Town is largely electrified, many households experience the negative consequences of not having access to sufficient, affordable and safe energy to meet their monthly energy needs. </p><p>The Free Basic Electricity subsidy that is available to qualifying households is very limited, and in addition, thousands of houses are not grid-connected. </p><p> To help alleviate energy poverty, we are looking to collaborate with businesses and residents in finding innovative, affordable and user-acceptable energy solutions - including the efficient and safe use of energy. </p><p>Your participation can help to maintain and enhance the energy services that are available to low-income communities in Cape Town. ​</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Advantages of alleviating energy poverty ​​​​​​​</h2><p>Access to clean and safe energy services provides:</p><ul><li>a safer and healthier environment, </li><li>improved access to education and job opportunities, </li><li>stimulation for long-term social and economic development.</li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Current areas of focus ​​​​​​​</h2><ul><li>Application of appropriate design principles and construction techniques to promote thermal efficiency in informal and formal dwellings. </li><li>Effective education and awareness raising for low-income energy users, including information about energy efficiency, safety, tampering and theft. </li><li>Energy grants and subsidies for low-income households </li><li> Energy storage solutions </li><li>Promotion and facilitation of cleaner energy sources for cooking such as the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) instead of paraffin and biomass. </li><li> Promotion of safe and efficient use of all available energy resources </li><li>The use of new and innovative technologies such as rooftop solar PV, solar water heaters, battery storage and smart grid functionality. </li></ul><p>Download our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/CCT_Alleviation_of_energy_poverty_booklet.pdf" target="_blank">Alleviation of Energy Poverty Booklet</a> and <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/CCT_Alleviation_of_energy%20poverty_Pamphlet.pdf" target="_blank">pamphlet</a> for more information.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Who should respond? ​​​​​​​</h2><p>All proposals are welcome, but we are particularly interested in proposals from organisations with proven experience in energy poverty alleviation in Cape Town. </p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Collaborate with us​​​​​​​</h2><p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Read the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Energy_Poverty_Collaboration_Guidelines.pdf" target="_blank">Call for Collaboration Guideline </a>to find out what is required from you.</p><p> <strong>Step 2: </strong>Download and complete<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Energy_Poverty_Collaboration_AnnA_Response_Template.pdf" target="_blank"> the response template (Annexure A)</a></p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>​​​​​​Requirements:</b></p><ul><li>Your response must be limited to approximately 10 pages, including supporting documentation. </li><li> Solutions need to be affordable, sustainable and acceptable for targeted communities. They also need to be legal, politically acceptable and resistant to theft and vandalism. </li><li>Energy subsidies need to be fraud proof and efficiently dispensed. </li><li>We may request further clarification in the form of brief verbal communication by telephone, written communication, electronic communication, or a presentation.</li></ul></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Email the response template and all supporting documents to <em> </em> <a href="mailto:SustainableEnergyMarkets.Enquiries@capetown.gov.za"> <em>sustainableenergymarkets.enquiries@capetown.gov.za</em></a>.</p> <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>Please note</h4><ul><li>We will not provide feedback on your submission. </li><li> This call for collaboration does not constitute a tender and does not bind the City to do business with any one or more respondents.</li></ul></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>For more information, contact:</p><h4> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Sustainable%20Energy%20Markets">Sustainable Energy Markets Department</a></h4><p> <em>Email:<br><a href="mailto:sustainableenergymarkets.enquiries@capetown.gov.za">sustainableenergymarkets.enquiries@capetown.gov.za</a>  </em></p>GP0|#c96f88ec-f6b1-489f-a348-3f3dbc446f08;L0|#0c96f88ec-f6b1-489f-a348-3f3dbc446f08|Partner;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#7ecc61e7-9305-4d43-8bf7-f7c4dc6a5334Help us achieve our goal of alleviating energy poverty in Cape Town0

 

 

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