Application of Small Scale Embedded Generations at Municipalities and Eskom

What is SSEG: Small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) refers to power generation facilities, located at residential, commercial, or industrial sites, where electricity is generally also consumed. When electricity is provided to the consumer by the municipality, the application is then made to the relevant municipality. Each municipality’s application, requirements, bylaws, and requisite documents differ and it is […]

State Of Renewable Energy In South Africa

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Coal power currently represents approximately 74% of the power generation in South Africa, followed by hydro at 7%, wind at 4%, solar PV at 3%, solar CSP at 1%, and Oil and Nuclear at 7% and 3% respectively, according to an ESI Africa article released recently. Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe stated […]

22% Of Carbon Emissions In South Africa Come From Commercial Buildings

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Energy use in buildings – from heating and cooling to keeping the lights on – is responsible for over one-third of the carbon emissions in the United States. In South Africa, commercial buildings make up 22% of the carbon emissions. By reducing electricity usage, which is the largest contributing factor to carbon emissions in the […]