Global reductions in renewable energy prices provides an important opportunity for African cities to ‘leapfrog’ to cleaner, low carbon electricity supply. Municipalities can support the development of rooftop solar PV embedded generation. Options such as landfill and sewage methane for electricity generation are also potentially viable renewable energy options.
This case study looks at the situation regarding SSEG in South Africa and focusses on solar PV SSEG specifically and explores the current policy, legal, technical and capacity issues
around such SSEG adoption. It also discusses how the country can move forward while protecting municipal interests under different policy, regulatory and financial frameworks (SEA, 2014).
This report reviews the status of smart metering infrastructure rollout within South African municipalities. and also looks at factors to be considered by municipalities when planning their smart meter pilot or rollout projects including the cost-benefit considerations in this regard (SEA, 2015).
This paper provides evidence
that integrating decentralized
renewable energy (DRE) into
national energy policy and
strategy will provide the fastest,
cleanest, most cost-effective
path to universal energy access.
Specifically, governments can
accelerate electrification by including DRE in national energy
policies and rural electrification
plans, integrating DRE in energy
system planning, and instituting
collaborative DRE stakeholder
policy design.(Power for All, 2017).
The Energy Report for Uganda is a scenario study that presents options and opportunities for developing the energy system for Uganda in a renewable and sustainable manner.The report also shows that the transition to 100% renewable is cost effective, affordable and sustainable.
This report explores potential for urban communities to scale-up renewables by 2030. The report outlines three priority areas where cities can take action: renewable energy in buildings (for heating, cooling, cooking, and appliances); sustainable options for transport (electric mobility and biofuels); and creating integrated urban energy systems (IRENA, 2016).
This report provides a comprehensive roadmap for Africa’s energy transition. The report identifies options amounting to nearly 10 exajoules – the equivalent of more than 341 million tonnes of coal – for sustainable development through renewable energy.
The report presents a summary of the total primary energy supply (TPES) by resources and the contribution of bioenergy in the member countries of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP). It also includes a unique collation of bioenergy research and development and policy in these countries (IEA Bioenergy, 2016).
This report is a market study that contains an overview of the still weak solar thermal energy market in Nigeria, including chapters on solar water heating, and also on solar thermal drying of agricultural products and solar cooling in Nigeria.
Undertaken by REN21, UNIDO and SADC, this report provides a comprehensive regional perspective on the renewable energy and energy efficiency market and industry development in recent years within the SADC region.
This study outlines the current status of the Nigerian energy sector and analyses which opportunities this
spells for the subsectors of on-grid renewable energy, energy efficiency and off-grid rural electrification (GIZ, 2015).
The main objective of this case study is to establish an understanding of the features of a common energy policy issue that is imperative for sustainable energy transition in the two SAMSET municipal partners in Ghana (Bawakyillenuo and Agbelie, 2014).
This report provides a retrospective overview on AFREA. Regional programs that were supported include: Lighting Africa, the Biomass Energy Initiative for Africa (BEIA), Africa Clean Cooking Energy Solutions (ACCES), the Gender and Energy Program, and the African Electrification Initiative (AEI).
This report presents a comprehensive regional perspective on the current status of renewable energy and energy efficiency markets as well as industrial development trends in the East African Community (REN21, 2016).
The briefing focuses on human rights impacts on local communities and draws primarily on examples from wind and small or medium hydropower projects. It primarily discusses investments in emerging markets (Horvath, Benton and Armeni, 2017).
This review critically examines the current REI4P model of socio-economic development implementation.
More specifically, it asks whether the REI4P is creating decent full time jobs to its maximum potential;
delivering services to those affected communities, and empowering communities to identify and implement
opportunities beyond the renewable energy projects (McDaid, 2016).