LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY STRATEGY: STATUS QUO REPORT

Contents
LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS........................................................................................................ 4
Introduction and background............................................................................................................................ 6
Part I: Municipal Energy Status Quo Report...................................................................................................... 8
1. An overview of local level energy work in South African cities and towns........................................... 8
2. Legal framework and alignment with national policy ......................................................................... 11
3. The municipal energy picture.............................................................................................................. 14
3.1 State of the data and data protocols................................................................................................. 14
3.2 Local energy demand, supply and related carbon emissions............................................................ 17
3.3 Sector breakdowns............................................................................................................................ 19
4. Energy access....................................................................................................................................... 25
4.1 Universal access to electricity, backlogs in delivery and pro poor policies....................................... 25
4.2 Household Energy Use Patterns........................................................................................................ 27
5. Energy efficiency and Demand Side Management.............................................................................. 31
5.1 Potential impact of interventions in terms of energy savings on a Municipal level ......................... 31
5.2 Potential impact of interventions in terms of effective demand management for municipalities .. 32
5.3 Potential impact of efficiency on electricity sales at a Municipal level............................................. 32
5.4 Municipal ‘own’ consumption........................................................................................................... 34
5.5 Management of losses....................................................................................................................... 36
6. Renewable Energy ............................................................................................................................... 36
7. Municipal sustainable energy development underway ...................................................................... 37
Conclusion: Strategic Issues to be addressed.................................................................................................. 41
References....................................................................................................................................................... 43
Appendix 1: Compilation of EE and RE work underway amongst municipalities represented within the
consultation process........................................................................................................................................ 45
Appendix 2: Objectives, priorities and possible actions or intervention Programmes as emerging from the
municipal consultation process....................................................................................................................... 48
Appendix 3: Full data sets with data source.................................................................................................... 53

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