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More international support for City’s embedded generation, solar and energy utility sustainability plans <p>​The City has an established relationship with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and is currently receiving support from the GIZ in the form of an Embedded Generation Advisor, as well as seconded project managers that support the implementation of projects funded through the C40 Climate Finance Facility (CFF). The C40 CFF projects are the Green Infrastructure and Improved Catchment Management project and the Paardevlei Solar Farm and Net Zero Carbon Municipal Buildings project.<br></p><div>The Energy Directorate has been engaging the German Development Bank (KfW) regarding technical assistance support to the City's Power Utility Reform programme. In line with the City’s newly approved Energy Strategy, the desired outcome of the Power Utility Reform programme is to develop a transformation plan for the Utility to enable high quality and cost effective service delivery focusing on the City's core mandates that will enable optimised and effective infrastructure investments, financial resilience, and procurement from a more diverse energy generation portfolio at optimised costs.</div><div> </div><div>‘The City’s planned energy projects require a significant amount of resources including technical assistance and world class expertise that several of our international partners including the GIZ and KfW are generously availing. We welcome this fresh boost in technical assistance that is valued at over R4 million. It will not only go a long way in supporting our urgent energy programmes in line with our Energy Strategy but will also provide opportunities for knowledge exchange and international best practices that stand to benefit Cape Town.’  </div><div> </div><div>‘The latest technical assistance in principal agreements also comes on the heels of the World Bank technical support to the City through targeted technical assistance to a number of directorates including Energy, Future Planning and Resilience, and Water and Sanitation. We are overjoyed at the confidence that global partners have in the City as we move towards more diversified and sustainable resource management to enhance Cape Town’s resilience,’</div><div>said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley Van Reenen. </div><div> </div><div><strong>Power supply diversification initiatives snapshot: <br><br></strong></div><div><strong>•       Demand management programmes:<br><br></strong></div><div><strong>a)   UNDER WAY: Large Power Users (LPUs) curtailment<br></strong><br></div><div><strong>b)   NEWLY LAUNCHED: Power Heroes:</strong> a voluntary programme for households and small commercial customers that enables remote switching of power-hungry appliances such as geysers and pool pumps.<br><br></div><div><strong>•       NEW: IPP 3 tender issued: The total capacities envisaged 300 MW of dispatchable/reserve power capacity and 200 MW of self-dispatchable power capacity. The contract period is three years, and is subject to a Section 33 process and the closing date for tender submissions is 8 April 2024. <br><br></strong></div><div><strong>•       UNDER WAY: Embedded IPP renewable energy (200MW)</strong> – with the goal to diversify electricity suppliers for more cost-effective electricity<br><br></div><div><strong>•       UNDER WAY: Dispatchable IPP Programme (up to 500MW)</strong> – a key load-shedding mitigation mechanism, with 10-year power contracts for dispatchable power plants <br><br></div><div><strong>•       UNDER WAY: Wheeling (up to 350MW)</strong> – a City-enabled means of third parties selling electricity to each other using existing grid infrastructure<br><br></div><div><strong>•       DONE: Private Small-Scale Embedded Generation (up to 100 MW) mechanism </strong>– Residential and commercial customers are enabled to generate electricity for their own use and be credited for excess generation <br><br></div><div><strong>•       UNDER WAY: City-owned SSEG (up to 20MW)</strong> from the Atlantis plant (7MW) and solar PV at City facilities (13MW)</div><div> </div><div> <br></div><div><strong>End</strong><br><br></div>2024-03-05T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#dfdcb4f5-2ec2-4bd4-9a9f-3086ef5830a7;L0|#0dfdcb4f5-2ec2-4bd4-9a9f-3086ef5830a7|energy;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#8d25a44c-752c-4a86-bc47-c45a7cc51a26;L0|#08d25a44c-752c-4a86-bc47-c45a7cc51a26|Load shedding10

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