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Cape Town’s Energy Snapshot<h2 class="sectHeading">​​Our energy economy</h2><p>Our major energy sources are electricity, petrol and diesel. We also use coal, jet fuel and marine bunker fuel, paraffin (kerosene) and LP gasliquefied petroleum gas (LPG). You can see a breakdown of our usage in the graphic below <em>(Source: <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20research%20reports%20and%20review/CT_State_of%20Energy_and_Carbon_Report_2021.pdf" target="_blank">Cape Town State of Energy and Carbont 2021</a>)</em><em>.</em></p> <span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Energy_Consumption_2018.jpg" alt="" style="width:1145px;" /></figure></span> <p>The transport sector (including aviation) is the largest energy consumer (66%), followed by commercial and institutional (12%), of which the City of Cape Town contributes 1,3%, the Residential sector (10%) and Industry (7%)..</p><p>The <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20research%20reports%20and%20review/CT_State_of%20Energy_and_Carbon_Report_2021.pdf">State of Energy and Carbon 2021 Report</a> aims to provide a rich evidence base for decision makers, support for researchers and planners, as well as operational transparency in the critical energy sector both within municipal (City) operations and the wider (city of) Cape Town. Energy is key to the City’s commitment to decarbonise and so the publication’s title has been changed to the State of Energy and Carbon since the last edition in <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20research%20reports%20and%20review/State_of_Energy_Report_2015_2015-09.pdf" target="_blank">2015</a>. As well as a comprehensive data annex, energy professionals within local government highlight many of the challenges relating to energy and greenhouse gas emissions and how the City is responding.</p><p>For the first time the <a href="https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/opendataportal/DatasetDetail?DatasetName=CPT%20State%20of%20Energy%20and%20Carbon%202021&ContentType=Data%20set" target="_blank">full data set and detailed supporting metadata<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> of the State of Energy and Carbon 2021 has been uploaded to the City of Cape Town’s <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/All-City-online-services/open-data-portal">Open Data Portal</a> to make deployment of the data quicker and easier. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p> <b></b>If you work in an office or a commercial building, see our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/Greener-business/Saving-electricity-in-the-workplace/Make-your-office-smarter">Make your office smarter section </a>for tips on how to make your office a more energy efficient and sustainable space.</p></div></div></span><span> <h4>​​​​​​​​​​Carbon neutral 2050 commitment​​​​​​​</h4></span> <p>The City's <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Climate_Change_Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">Climate Change Strategy</a> develops a vision and goals in various focus areas to respond to climate change in Cape Town. Strategic Focus Area 7 is '<em>Clean Energy for work creation and economic development'</em>. The council approved strategy also commits the City to aim for <strong>carbon neutrality by 2050</strong>. Carbon neutrality can only be achieved through significant transitions in urban form, energy sources, transportation and resource efficiency.</p><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Carbon_Neutral_2050_Commitment.pdf" target="_blank">View our Carbon Neutral 2050 Commitment</a>.</p><p>The four large South African metros (Cape Town, Tshwane, Johannesburg and eThekwini) have committed to <a href="https://www.c40.org/other/deadline_2020" target="_blank">C40’s Deadline 2020 programme<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p><p>The programme involves developing an ambitious climate action plan by 2020 that achieves the adaptation and mitigation goals of the Paris Agreement. To create this plan, we will need to extend our former Energy2040 mitigation goal considerably to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This target can only be reached through significant transitions in urban form, energy sources, transportation and resource efficiency.</p> <figure><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Carbon-Neutral-2050.jpg" alt="" /></figure>​​<h4>Renewable energy tenders</h4><p>At the end of 2021, a new administration took office with a strong set of ‘mayoral priorities’ of which the foremost was ‘end load-shedding over time”. This has accelerated some of the actions shown above particularly procurement of supply form IPPs. The <a href="https://www.news24.com/fin24/Economy/cape-town-launches-renewable-energy-tenders-to-make-it-sas-first-load-shedding-free-city-20220216" target="_blank">first tender for bids for as much as 300 MW of renewable energy<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> was already published in February 2022.</p>GP0|#cfd2093c-09d6-4d0e-9e30-53e2443565d2;L0|#0cfd2093c-09d6-4d0e-9e30-53e2443565d2|Cape Town's energy snapshot;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#fd14169b-2553-46d9-8c82-378f4b6a2b98;GPP|#39d66b11-2134-4df5-8360-0bc5e66e8f4f;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#2f39529d-3ccf-4e3a-9e12-86587a5860a7;L0|#02f39529d-3ccf-4e3a-9e12-86587a5860a7|Cape Town's energy snapshot;GPP|#b3955b01-8f2f-4856-bfec-be7c68d3bbe1;GPP|#d6c1debf-2fe6-4caf-8748-a5126af00c53;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24A breakdown of the different energy sources used by Cape Town and an overview of the State of Energy Report 2015.0

 

 

Cape Town Energy 2040 Pamphlet1726638GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2015-10-31T22:00:00Z
Carbon Neutral 2050 Commitment1227887GP0|#bb3e3c24-a53e-46bf-bfce-cc8d4ebdaa59;L0|#0bb3e3c24-a53e-46bf-bfce-cc8d4ebdaa59|Strategy;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#4a698fa1-48a1-4def-afa7-749a0e063169;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-07-29T22:00:00Z

 

 

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