The City of Cape Town is taking measures to reduce the impact of load shedding by allocating funds towards the purchase of generators and diesel fuel. These generators will be used mainly at sewage pump stations to prevent sewage overflows at beaches.
The budget includes R17 million for generators, and R117 million for fuel.
The City is also partnering with the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on grid integration studies, as well as launching a ‘Power Heroes’ programme and a ‘demand response tender’ to incentivize citizens for voluntary energy savings.
A further tender for 500MW for the grid will also be launched in February.
What can you do?
- Research the City of Cape Town’s plans for the three stages of “load shedding protection” and the Power Heroes programme.
- Learn more about the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and their role in grid integration studies.
- Explore the renewable energy procurement process and the dispatchable energy tender to be launched in February.