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Gas and generators in the home<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​​​Gas​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p> <strong>The benefits of installing gas in your home are as follows:</strong></p><ul><li>Ovens and stoves use a lot of electricity, so it’s worth considering replacing your electric oven or hob with a gas model.</li><li>You’ll save on electricity and still be able to cook and heat water during load-shedding.</li><li>Gas heaters are an excellent alternative to electric heaters.</li><li>Gas lamps are a good source of lighting as they cover large areas.</li></ul><p>Households usually use gas cylinders rather than a fixed supply. Learn more about the differences <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Gas_requirements.pdf" target="_blank">between LP gas and a fixed supply.​</a><strong></strong></p><p> <strong>Approvals</strong><br>Whichever you chose, make sure you use an approved gas installer.</p><p> <strong>When you install your gas supply you’ll need approval if:</strong></p><ul><li>the quantity of LP (liquid petroleum) gas used or stored exceeds 38kg; or</li><li>the quantity of flammable gas exceeds 200 litres.</li></ul><p> <strong>Gas safety</strong><br>Gas is highly flammable and it is important to install your cylinders safely. Read about how to keep you and your family safe when using gas appliances, read about <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/safety-in-the-home/basic-household-safety/gas-safety">gas safety</a>.​<span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"></span></p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Generators​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Small stand-alone or standby generators are becoming more popular to minimise the inconvenience of load-shedding. Home generators are either operated in isolation from the City’s network (stand-alone) or tied to the grid (embedded). </p><p> <strong>Standby generators  </strong> <br>Most small diesel generators are standby generators that operate separately from the City’s electrical network. These are also known as stand-alone generators. </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>Be considerate of your neighbours when using a stand-alone diesel generator. Noise levels shouldn’t exceed residual noise levels by more than 5dBAs. If the City receives a complaint, a notice to cease will be issued.</p></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Embedded generators</strong><br>Embedded generators are tied to the grid and are permanently installed on a property, allowing a seamless power use transition from grid to generator. </p><p>Most households wouldn't use an embedded generator for day to day household use unless it is a small scale photovoltaic (solar) system; here, households that meet certain embedded generation requirements have the option of feeding electricity back into the grid – “selling” it to the City. </p><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Residential-utility-services/Residential-electricity-services/Selling-electricity-back-to-the-grid"> Find out more about small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) and selling electricity back the grid.</a></p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Approvals for generators​​​​​​​<br></h2></span> <p> If you are installing a stand-alone generator you don’t need permission to keep it. You may still need approval for installation however. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Development%20Management%20Department"> Consult our Development Management Department first</a></p><p>If you want to connect to the existing internal wiring of the property, whether you are planning on feeding back to the grid or not, you will have to <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 a SSEG system</a>.</p> <p>First, make sure you consult our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Requiremenst%20for%20Samll-Scale%20Embedded%20Generation.pdf" target="_blank">requirements for SSEG</a>.​</p>GP0|#798c3826-2993-4e5a-ad60-0277a68fd86c;L0|#0798c3826-2993-4e5a-ad60-0277a68fd86c|Gas and generators in the home;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#034940d1-0e3a-4366-8246-c524fcee34b2;GPP|#a3964d56-b74d-4d64-95c1-ff381a88a277;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711A description of the two main alternatives to electricity in the home – gas and generators.

 

 

Electricity Supply By-law323439GP0|#d103d4c5-1de8-474e-9fc7-0f42143d9284;L0|#0d103d4c5-1de8-474e-9fc7-0f42143d9284|By-law;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2d2209ac-5bcc-4d2a-9da9-05fb21c94ea1;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2010-04-15T22:00:00Z
Plans and Particulars Required for Application of L.P Gas Approval294973GP0|#e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b;L0|#0e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b|Regulation;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e;GP0|#63522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33;L0|#063522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33|Guideline2015-12-31T22:00:00Z
Requirements for Small-scale Embedded Generation689535GP0|#63522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33;L0|#063522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33|Guideline;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2021-08-31T22:00:00Z

 

 

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