Supporting Sustainable Energy in South African Municipalities

Promoting equitable and affordable sustainable energy solutions in municipalities, focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The project builds on previous work focusing on supporting sustainable energy transitions in South African municipalities. It aims to strengthen the ‘grid edge’, connecting technical aspects of electricity grid sustainability with socio-economic and environmental goals for a just energy transition and low-carbon development. Key components include municipal embedded generation support, sustainable distribution utility foundations, future grids and building municipal energy management. The project emphasizes capacity building, technical support, and policy and standards updates, leveraging past successes and partnerships to drive South Africa’s energy transition.

Resource websites:

Embedded Generation Resource Portal 

Municipal Energy Management Systems  

Funder: Deutsche Gesellschsft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Timeline: 2022 – 2024

Project Team: Megan Euston-Brown, Mark Borchers, Josh Dippenaar, Tanaka Shumba-Mukudu, Simisha Pather-Elias and Gwynne Liversage (Grant Officer)