Case made for decentralised energy supply

Business Day
14 December 2016

City of Cape Town calls for decentralised, liberalised energy markets in consultations on the draft Integrated Resource Plan

Future energy planning should provide for decentralised, liberalised energy markets, City of Cape Town director of electricity services Les Rencontre said in a submission on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and Integrated Energy Plan.
“Centralised planning has not delivered optimum solutions,” Rencontre told participants in the Cape Town consultations about the plan on Tuesday. The third leg of consultations was held in the city following those in Johannesburg and Durban.  Read more here….

Market Segment
System Size
Total Capacity
0 - 30 kWp
Commercial and Industrial (C&I) - SSEG
30kWp - 1MWp
C&I Large Scale and utility scale
1MWP - 50MWp
Utility Scale
> 50MWp