Western Cape doesn't have to rely only on Eskom - DA's Mazzone

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The Democratic Alliance has a power procurement strategy that could shield South Africans from load shedding as early as the day after the elections, DA MP Natasha Mazzone told reporters in Cape Town on Wednesday.

The DA-governed Cape Town metro is seeking the right to procure as much as 10MW from independent power producers, as opposed to relying on the beleaguered state-owned power entity, Eskom, she added.

Mazzone said Cape Town was still fighting its case in the South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg, for the right to procure more power from independent power producers and make itself less dependent on the state-owned power utility.

"The strategy that the DA has [...] could allow a DA-led government to get energy security as soon as May 9.


"Cape Town currently has its case to procure 10MW from IPPs. It can currently procure 1MW. We can get gas to energy into the mix," Mazzone said.
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This is similar to the ISP self provisioning network case that we won against old Ivy back in the day... I really hope that they give them a good bloody nose for this case!
 

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10MW? Thats all? In terms of our power use, thats a rounding error.
In terms of generation available, its also not interesting.


10MW is a blip, an extra 1GW would be something useful.
Most REIPP sizing is in the 100MW (and could be far higher if the government/Eskom let them).

Heck, even the private sector is in the MW range.
Black River Park in Observatory has 1.2MW on their roof. Langeburg Mall has 1.3MW on their roof. Robben Island has .6MW + .8MW of battery. Wembley Square has .5MW, Cape Quarter mall has .2MW on their roof, Atlantic Center has .5MW on their roof, Old Mutual has 1MW on their roof, Constantia Village mall has .8MW on their roof, Clicks head office has .4MW heck, if you count 20 malls, thats likely 10MW alone.

Install times for most of these were in the few weeks range too eg -
https://www.solafuture.co.za/news/solar-project-item/sola-completes-212kw-cape-quarter-project/

We have hundreds of malls in Cape Town alone, let alone the rest of the Western Cape.

Theres already more than a few hundred MW of solar in Cape Town in use already legally, plus god knows how much 'illegally'. Certainly a lot more than a mere 10MW.

If malls can do it, then CoCT council with its far far higher budgets can easily do it.

Jucking Foke.
 

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10MW? Thats all? In terms of our power use, thats a rounding error.
In terms of generation available, its also not interesting.


10MW is a blip, an extra 1GW would be something useful.
Most REIPP sizing is in the 100MW (and could be far higher if the government/Eskom let them).

Heck, even the private sector is in the MW range.
Black River Park in Observatory has 1.2MW on their roof. Langeburg Mall has 1.3MW on their roof. Robben Island has .6MW + .8MW of battery. Wembley Square has .5MW, Cape Quarter mall has .2MW on their roof, Atlantic Center has .5MW on their roof, Old Mutual has 1MW on their roof, Constantia Village mall has .8MW on their roof, Clicks head office has .4MW heck, if you count 20 malls, thats likely 10MW alone.

Install times for most of these were in the few weeks range too eg -
https://www.solafuture.co.za/news/solar-project-item/sola-completes-212kw-cape-quarter-project/

We have hundreds of malls in Cape Town alone, let alone the rest of the Western Cape.

Theres already more than a few hundred MW of solar in Cape Town in use already legally, plus god knows how much 'illegally'. Certainly a lot more than a mere 10MW.

If malls can do it, then CoCT council with its far far higher budgets can easily do it.

Jucking Foke.
Are we sure this is not just the usual bad reporting without the correct facts?

As in billions vs. trillions etc etc?

I mean look at this section in the same article:

Mazzone introduced the Independent System and Market Operator bill in Parliament earlier this year. The bill seeks to allow metropolitan municipalities to purchase electricity directly from IPPs in certain circumstances.
Meanwhile, Western Cape MEC for Community Safety and Western Cape Premier candidate Alan Winde said the City of Cape Town was looking to procure 400MW of renewable energy from independent producers.
 

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Perhaps you guys did not read article? (It's clear you did not read it...)

They say they are only allowed to use up to 10MW power from IPP's thanks to the ANC's policies

They are in court because of that 10MW limmit, they want that 10MW limit removed.
They want to use a hell of a lot more than just 10MW....

Meanwhile, Western Cape MEC for Community Safety and Western Cape Premier candidate Alan Winde said the City of Cape Town was looking to procure 400MW of renewable energy from independent producers.
 

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I think it's got more to do with IPP's requiring licensing/registration for generation in excess of 1MW and NERSA dragging their heels for years.
 

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Perhaps you guys did not read article? (It's clear you did not read it...)

They say they are only allowed to use up to 10MW power from IPP's thanks to the ANC's policies

They are in court because of that 10MW limmit, they want that 10MW limit removed.
They want to use a hell of a lot more than just 10MW....

Meanwhile, Western Cape MEC for Community Safety and Western Cape Premier candidate Alan Winde said the City of Cape Town was looking to procure 400MW of renewable energy from independent producers.
I did, its just shítty journalism to be honest.
 

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Perhaps you guys did not read article? (It's clear you did not read it...)

They say they are only allowed to use up to 10MW power from IPP's thanks to the ANC's policies

They are in court because of that 10MW limmit, they want that 10MW limit removed.
Can you quote the part of the article that says this?
 

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Can you quote the part of the article that says this?
So the 10MW limit has been set years ago by the anc, that's old news, but they are in court as per the article:

Mazzone said Cape Town was still fighting its case in the South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg, for the right to procure more power from independent power producers and make itself less dependent on the state-owned power utility

And in the end it says it wants to use up to 400MW from IPP's....
 
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