George Municipality
South Africa

Population: 193672
Area of jurisdiction: 5191 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

SSEG Embeded Generation Tariff
Promote Small Scale embedded generation in the city. A time of use feed-in tariff has been approved by NERSA to allow the municipality to purchase renewable energy from home owners with PV on their roofs. The conditions and application forms for George are being finalised in terms of NERSA and Green-Cape guidlines. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Smart meter pilot projects
Two Smart meter pilot projects are being undertaken 1.Smart meter project by ACTARIS (PPM vending contractor). Approximately 30 Smart meters habe been installed and the management system whereby Actaris renders a smart meter mangement system that is hosted in Germany is being tested 2 .A net technology that interacts with existing meterig equipment (water and Electricity) is being tested through a pilot site. The agreements have been completed and the pilot will be rolled out in 2016 Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Solar PV Plant Airports Company
Airports Company installed a 750 kW PV plant at the George airport. George municipality facilitated the process by condoning the installation. The installation has been completed and we are in negotiation with the Airports Company to increase the capacity to 1MVA and then the municipality will purchase the excess energy. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Micro-hydro scheme with Tourism element
The installation of a Micro-hydro scheme including a pumped storage scheme for energy storage between the Garden Route dam and the old Swart river dam situated in the Outeniqua mountains. The project includes the restoration of the Swart river dam to provide a gravity fed emergency supply of water to the city while also generating electricity. A cable car tourist route promoting the hydro project and natural beauty of the area is also included in the project Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
File  
EEDSM funding (street,traffic and building lighting)
To reduce energy consuption by replacing existing street, traffic and building lighting with more energy efficient products i.e. LED and compact flouresent lighe bulbs. Start year  
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
File  
Public awareness re energy efficiency
To make the community aware of the cost saving if energy is applied efficiently. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
York Street EE street lighting project
Replace 250w HPS lights with 110w LEDS Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
File  
EEDSM lighting project
Item Description Cost Estimate, incl. VAT (i) Replacement of existing 250W HPS conventional street lights with LED alternatives.R 13 100 000-00 (ii) Replacement of existing 400W HPS high mast flood lights with LED alternatives. R 4 800 000-00 (iii) Replacement of existing incandescent traffic lights with equivalent LED type. R 442 000-00 Total, incl. VAT R 18 342 000-00 Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
File  
SSEG Embeded Generation Tariff
Promote Small Scale embedded generation in the city. A time of use feed-in tariff has been approved by NERSA to allow the municipality to purchase renewable energy from home owners with PV on their roofs. The conditions and application forms for George are being finalised in terms of NERSA and Green-Cape guidlines. Start year  
Sector  
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  
Smart meter pilot projects
Two Smart meter pilot projects are being undertaken 1.Smart meter project by ACTARIS (PPM vending contractor). Approximately 30 Smart meters habe been installed and the management system whereby Actaris renders a smart meter mangement system that is hosted in Germany is being tested 2 .A net technology that interacts with existing meterig equipment (water and Electricity) is being tested through a pilot site. The agreements have been completed and the pilot will be rolled out in 2016 Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Solar PV Plant Airports Company
Airports Company installed a 750 kW PV plant at the George airport. George municipality facilitated the process by condoning the installation. The installation has been completed and we are in negotiation with the Airports Company to increase the capacity to 1MVA and then the municipality will purchase the excess energy. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Micro-hydro scheme with Tourism element
The installation of a Micro-hydro scheme including a pumped storage scheme for energy storage between the Garden Route dam and the old Swart river dam situated in the Outeniqua mountains. The project includes the restoration of the Swart river dam to provide a gravity fed emergency supply of water to the city while also generating electricity. A cable car tourist route promoting the hydro project and natural beauty of the area is also included in the project Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
File  
EEDSM funding (street,traffic and building lighting)
To reduce energy consuption by replacing existing street, traffic and building lighting with more energy efficient products i.e. LED and compact flouresent lighe bulbs. Start year  
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
File  
Public awareness re energy efficiency
To make the community aware of the cost saving if energy is applied efficiently. Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
 
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Sector  
Type  
Status  
File  
Time of use Tariff
Intruduced a Time of use tariff for residential, commercial and industrial cinsumers of electricity to force them to use less energy during Eskom's peak demand periods Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File  
Ripple Control System
To move energy from peak periods to standard or off-peak periods Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  

Adaptation actions

Time of use Tariff
Intruduced a Time of use tariff for residential, commercial and industrial cinsumers of electricity to force them to use less energy during Eskom's peak demand periods Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File  
Ripple Control System
Around 10GWh of energy are moved out of the peak periods into standard and off peak using geyser control. This has advantages to both Eskom and the municipality. The savings on energy is around R5m per year. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  
Biomass Plant (5MW)
The Biomass plant will have a Base load of 5MW and will export 43,8 Gwh onto the Grid. The current process is at the preferrdd bidder stage. Although the plant will be connected to the municipal network, the municipality will purchase the electricity from eskom. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File