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Comment on the City’s draft Residential Electricity Reticulation Policy<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About the policy​​​​​​​</h2></span> <h4> What is reticulation? </h4><p>Reticulation means the medium and low voltage infrastructure that collectively form the distribution system required to deliver electricity to the points of supply for customers - this includes service connections. </p><h4> What is the desired outcome of the policy?</h4><p>The policy aims primarily to ensure the efficient and effective design, and construction of electricity reticulation infrastructure. </p><p> It sets out the applicable criteria, responsibilities, and design and construction standards for the provision of reticulation to formal and informal residential areas in the City’s area of supply. </p><p> The revised policy aims to achieve the desired outcome by updating:</p><ul><li> <strong>The criteria for rollout:</strong> authorisation, administration and legal requirements </li><li> <strong>Roles and responsibilities:</strong> a review of the RACI Table 1 in the existing policy to ensure the accuracy of the roles identified in line with internal organisational structure and delegations, as well as capacity for policy implementation. </li><li> <strong>The design and construction standards </strong></li><li> <strong>Funding model analysis: </strong>a re-assessment to understand the efficiency of supply - as influenced by costs incurred - and how this affects energy access as a whole.</li></ul><p>This policy is important for the ongoing sustainability of the electricity grid and the reliability of electricity provision in the City. It applies to the electricity<strong> </strong>reticulation infrastructure within formal residential and informal residential areas throughout the metropolitan area of Cape Town, excluding Eskom supply areas, and replaces all previous policies and standards in this regard. </p><p> In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, you can submit comments to the municipality in respect of the draft revised policy.</p><p> <a href="" target="_blank">Access the draft revised Residential Electricity Reticulation Policy</a>.</p><p> You can also access the information at: </p> <ul><li> <a href="">City libraries </a></li><li> <a href="">Subcouncil offices </a></li><li>In the document downloads section below<br></li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">Comment period</h2><p>Submit your comments from <strong>6 November - 6 December 2023</strong>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Submit your comment</h2><p>Submit your comments or recommendations via the following channels:</p><p> <strong>Online</strong><br> <a href="" target="_blank">Submit your comment online</a>. </p><p> <strong>Delivery</strong><br>Deliver your written comments by hand to your nearest <a href="">Subcouncil office</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><p> Our Public Participation Unit will assist you if you would like to submit comments but have a disability or are unable to read or write. See contact details below.<br></p></div></div></span> <h4>Nathan Fisher<br></h4><p> <em>Telephone: <br> <a>021 400 6686 </a><br><br> Email: <br><a href=""></a></em></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>For more information and general enquiries about the draft policy, contact:</p><h4>Ismail Jefferies</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 444 8358</a><br><br>Email: <br><a href=""></a></em></p><h4>Public Participation Unit</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>0800 212 176</a></em></p>GP0|#cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed;L0|#0cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed|Issues open for public comment;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#79e6adda-2aa2-4523-bc29-296828216c936 November - 6 December 20230



Draft Residential Electricity Reticulation Policy1299298GP0|#9bb752ec-b6b7-49ec-a0a4-4948ab7da4b7;L0|#09bb752ec-b6b7-49ec-a0a4-4948ab7da4b7|Draft policy;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2d2209ac-5bcc-4d2a-9da9-05fb21c94ea1;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2023-11-05T22:00:00Z



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