Recently Completed Projects

Energy Poverty


Providing training for municipalities to implement the mitigation component of the Let’s Respond Toolkit
The project’s objective is to facilitate capacity building workshops for local government on climate change mitigation.
Urban Transformation in South Africa Through Co-Designing Energy Services Provision Pathways
The project will focus on co-designing context sensitive energy provision pathways, that will achieve impact with academic, policy, practitioner, and community beneficiaries.
Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
This four-year Sub-Saharan African project aims to increase the capacities of the project's pilot cities on sustainable energy development and climate change.
Small Scale Embedded Generation in Mid- and Low-income households
The project explores models for rolling out small-scale embedded PV generation to low- and mid-income households in South African cities.
Africa's Energy Future
Supporting the development of gender-sensitive sustainable energy solutions and strategies for low-income households in South Africa
Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development in South Africa - extention (V-LED+)
Strengthening national and subnational capacities to promote climate-resilient low-carbon development at subnational level: learning through exchange and networking
SALGA renewable energy and energy efficiency strategy
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energy strategy for local government
Tackling Urban Energy Poverty in South Africa
The objective of this project was to contribute towards improving the energy welfare of the urban poor in South Africa.
Municipal Revenue Impact from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The objective was to calculate the impact of customer energy efficiency and embedded PV on municipal revenue.

City Energy Support Unit
A Low Carbon and Sustainable Development Future for South African Cities (through SEA's City Energy Support Unit - CESU)

Planning and Mobility


KZN GHG Mitigation Opportunities
The programme aims to help regions in developing and newly industrialized countries to better understand the mitigation opportunities presented by their climate change emissions’ profile, by improving and expanding Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of GHG emissions and undertaking MRV of mitigation actions where sufficiently robust GHG inventories are in place.
Providing training for municipalities to implement the mitigation component of the Let’s Respond Toolkit
The project’s objective is to facilitate capacity building workshops for local government on climate change mitigation.
Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
This four-year Sub-Saharan African project aims to increase the capacities of the project's pilot cities on sustainable energy development and climate change.
Data collection methodologies and energy demand modelling for projection of end-use energy consumption in the commercial sector
This project aims to improve energy end-use consumption demand-side modelling capacity within the Department of Energy
C40 Cities GPC Emissions Inventories
SEA provides technical support to C40 African member cities in producing emissions inventories.
Management of the Cape Town Energy Future Vision and Action Plan update process
This project supports the City of Cape Town in developing an Energy 2040 vision.
SALGA renewable energy and energy efficiency strategy
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energy strategy for local government
Promoting Low-Carbon Development in the Cape Town Central City Development Strategy
The project set out to develop a detailed low carbon programmatic development path to augment the current Central City Development Strategy such that it supports Cape Town’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan in partnership with other organisations that strengthen the principle of cooperation, both between the key organisations and those involved in the broad arena of climate change.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Settlements Advisor
SEA was appointed as an energy efficiency and sustainability settlements advisor to the national Department of Human Settlements (DHS) as the department sought to integrate energy efficiency, particularly solar water heating and sustainability within the low-income housing sector.
City of Cape Town Data Development
The objective was to update the State of Energy Report and Energy Futures scenarios.
City Energy Support Unit
A Low Carbon and Sustainable Development Future for South African Cities (through SEA's City Energy Support Unit - CESU)

Sustainable Energy Development


KZN GHG Mitigation Opportunities
The programme aims to help regions in developing and newly industrialized countries to better understand the mitigation opportunities presented by their climate change emissions’ profile, by improving and expanding Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of GHG emissions and undertaking MRV of mitigation actions where sufficiently robust GHG inventories are in place.
C40 South Africa Buildings Programme
The objective of this project is to accelerate the development and implementation of energy efficiency policies and programmes for new buildings in South African cities by 2020 to work towards a net zero carbon performance. Cities are required to develop new building codes which exceed the current new building energy codes on energy efficiency (SANS 10400 XA). The South Africa Buildings Programme aims to support the four C40 partner cities viz. eThekwini, Tshwane, Johannesburg and Cape Town in implementing low carbon and/or carbon-zero buildings.
Cities Matter
Capacity building in sub-Saharan African megacities for transformational climate change mitigation
Developing models and pathways for a low-carbon economy and climate resilient society
The National Development Plan (NDP) envisages that, by 2030, South Africa will have made headway in transitioning to an environmentally sustainable, climate change resilient, low-carbon and just society (Chapter Five of the NDP). This will be done by promoting economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability. The project will assist in giving effect to the proposals contained in the Chapter Five of the National Development Plan. This will be achieved through convening a series of high-level dialogue stakeholder meetings to build consensus on the vision and develop long-term pathways with concrete options for low-carbon economic and climate-resilient future for South Africa.
Providing training for municipalities to implement the mitigation component of the Let’s Respond Toolkit
The project’s objective is to facilitate capacity building workshops for local government on climate change mitigation.
Urban Transformation in South Africa Through Co-Designing Energy Services Provision Pathways
The project will focus on co-designing context sensitive energy provision pathways, that will achieve impact with academic, policy, practitioner, and community beneficiaries.
Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
This four-year Sub-Saharan African project aims to increase the capacities of the project's pilot cities on sustainable energy development and climate change.
Data collection methodologies and energy demand modelling for projection of end-use energy consumption in the commercial sector
This project aims to improve energy end-use consumption demand-side modelling capacity within the Department of Energy
C40 Cities GPC Emissions Inventories
SEA provides technical support to C40 African member cities in producing emissions inventories.
Small Scale Embedded Generation in Mid- and Low-income households
The project explores models for rolling out small-scale embedded PV generation to low- and mid-income households in South African cities.
Small Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) Training for Municipalities
This project aims to provide training to municipalities on all aspects of SSEG.
Management of the Cape Town Energy Future Vision and Action Plan update process
This project supports the City of Cape Town in developing an Energy 2040 vision.
Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development in South Africa - extention (V-LED+)
Strengthening national and subnational capacities to promote climate-resilient low-carbon development at subnational level: learning through exchange and networking
Supporting Sub-Saharan Municipalities with Sustainable Energy Transitions (SAMSET)
A sub-Saharan African project which builds the capacities of cities on sustainable energy development.
SALGA renewable energy and energy efficiency strategy
Development of energy efficiency and renewable energy strategy for local government
Tackling Urban Energy Poverty in South Africa
The objective of this project was to contribute towards improving the energy welfare of the urban poor in South Africa.
Solar PV programme initiation in Cape Town, eThekwini and Ekurhuleni
This project supported three municipalities in advancing their solar PV embedded generation objectives.
Municipal Revenue Impact from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The objective was to calculate the impact of customer energy efficiency and embedded PV on municipal revenue.

Modelling energy efficiency potential in municipal owned facilities of the nine SACN member cities
The project entailed analysing the potential energy savings that can be realised from energy efficiency in municipal facilities and operations in the nine South African Cities Network (SACN) member cities.
Mass solar water heater (SWH) rollout support for Cape Town
To increase the sale of SWHs in the mid-high income residential sector in Cape Town.
City Energy Support Unit
A Low Carbon and Sustainable Development Future for South African Cities (through SEA's City Energy Support Unit - CESU)