Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
South Africa

Population: 797556
Area of jurisdiction: 2536 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 10% by 2020 (2007) n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 10% by 2018 n/a
Energy efficiency target: 12% by 2015 (2007) 15% by 2015 (2007)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2007 ):  54,960 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2007

Mitigation actions

Highmast EE lights and savings
Installation of high mast lights with energy saving lamps in stead of normal street lighting which is subject to vandalism to reduce usage and ensure security for residents. Funded by Capex. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Wind Generation
Pilot Project: Wind turbine installed to supply an industrial company. Possibility of a second turbine to be installed at another location. Funded by DBSA Start year 2013
Sector Industrial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Switchhouse Rollout
The replacement of old and worn out switchgear which are beyond their life cycle costing time. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Solar Street Lights
Pilot Project: Lights installed at ablution blocks in Duncan Village and one installed at Electricity Dept in Beacon Start year 2013
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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LED Street Lighting
LED streetlights installed as pilot project to determine efficiency and lifespan as well as savings. About 10 LED streetlights installed in Gonubie (Seagull Ave) as pilot project. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Electrification and EE fittings and devices
Electrification of new RDP houses and the installation of Solar geysers which is compulsory. Target within the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Policy and Strategy states the following target: 10% of all households to have solar water heaters by 2012, and 50% by 2015. This project is aiming towards this target. Start year 2013
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar Farm at Berlin for Industrial area
A solar farm of panels big enough to save 75 MW of the Maximum Demand currently supplied by Eskom. Start year 2014
Sector Industrial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Retrofitting of streetlights
The goal is to minimize power usage through the reduction of the Wattage used but without reducing the standard of lighting on the street level. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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BCM State of Energy Report 2008
The State of Energy Report helped to develop an understanding of patterns of energy use and supply in BCM. In particular the assessment helped to develop a picture of how much energy is coming into BCM and in what form, how that energy is being used and by whom and what issues are currently experienced with regard to this energy usage. Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Sustainable Energy and Climate Mitigation Policy and Strategy
This document is about the way energy is used in BCM and the effect that this has on climate change and the environment, the local economy and livelihoods. By using and generating energy in a more sustainable way, the effects on climate change are limited or reduced. Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions