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Sustainable Energy Markets <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy blue bg-navy"><div class="graphic no-border"> <i class="info wellrun">​​​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Did you know?</h4><p> <b></b>​Our department has already retrofitted 44 municipal  buildings with energy saving mechanisms and installed over 650 smart electricity meters to help reduce costs. </p></div></div></span><h4>Generation Development and Energy Efficiency in Municipal Operations</h4><p>We build City resilience and sustainability by exploring alternative electricity options for the bulk supply of electricity as well as developing small to medium-size clean, own-generation programmes. We also develop and manage strategic energy efficiency programmes across municipal operations.</p><h4>Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Promotion and Facilitation</h4><p>We act as the 'change agents' by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy across high-income residential, transport and commercial sectors. We also focus on the promotion and management of current and future technologies including, innovative distributed energy solutions and electric vehicles.</p><h4>Low-income Energy Services Delivery and Built Environment</h4><p>We are exploring a wide range of options to deliver the best possible energy services to low-income households. With our built environment programme, we plan to mainstream carbon neutral practises in our building sector, and reduce long- term operational costs for residents, while leaving a legacy that is aligned to a sustainable energy future.</p><h4>Climate Change and Integration Platforms</h4><p>We support all units by providing data management and developing platforms to ensure all systems are integrated. We also provide an innovative approach to using energy data as a management and monitoring tool to enhance decision-making and effectiveness. Our team also manages transversal, globally aligned climate change mitigation work.</p><p>Our mission is to enhance the dignity and resilience of our citizens and transform our city by pioneering a new low-carbon energy future. </p><p>Our objectives are:</p><ul><li>To achieve energy security and diversification as well as drive innovative energy supply across the City.</li><li>To support low- income households with access to the best possible energy services.</li><li>To co-ordinate and drive the City’s climate change, mitigation, and transversal work towards adopting ambitious, evidence-based climate action plans. </li><li>To accelerate the implementation of transformative climate actions.</li> </ul> <ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link"><div class="list-links"> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Greener-business/Cape-Towns-green-future/let%E2%80%99s-act-against-climate-change">Act against climate change</a> <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 SSEG</a><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Get-involved/Partner/collaborate-with-us-to-alleviate-energy-poverty-in-cape-town">Collaborate with us to alleviate energy poverty in Cape Town </a> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/transport-and-vehicles/greener-travel/electric-vehicles">Learn about electric vehicle (EV) technology</a> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Greener-living/Why-go-green/Tips-for-better-living">Learn about greener living</a> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Carbon_Neutral_2050_Commitment.pdf" target="_blank">Read our Carbon Neutral 2050 Commitment</a> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/CCT_Resource_Efficiency_Criteria_for_Development_in_Cape_Town_2016-06-23_hi_res.pdf" target="_blank">Read the Resource Efficiency for Criteria for Development booklet</a> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20research%20reports%20and%20review/State_of_Energy_Report_2015_2015-09.pdf">Read the State of Energy Report</a><a href="https://savingelectricity.org.za/" target="_blank">Visit the Saving Electricity website</a></div></li></ul><span> <blockquote cite="https://wwww.cite.co.za"><p> <em>​​​​​​​​​​​​"Energy is the lifeblood of our citizen’s households, the economy that supports them and the efficient and effective functioning of the City. The Sustainable Energy Markets Department's drive to enhance energy security and low carbon development toward an energy future that is sustainable and inclusive supports the vision and mission of Cape Town as a forward-looking, innovative, globally competitive city."</em>​ <b>Leila Mahomed Weideman </b><cite>Director: Sustainable Energy Markets</cite></p></blockquote></span><img alt="" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Change%20To%20Green%20Energy%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p> <strong>General enquiries</strong><br><em>Email:<br><a href="mailto:sustainableenergymarkets.enquiries@capetown.gov.za">sustainableenergymarkets.enquiries@capetown.gov.za</a> </em></p><p> <strong>Independent power producer enquiries</strong><br><em>Email:<br><a href="mailto:electricityipp.enquiries@capetown.gov.za">electricityipp.enquiries@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p>

 

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