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Short-term quick-win solutions to current loadshedding:
1. Unlock the regulatory constraints preventing customers being part of the solution through small scale embedded generation (SSEG), like rooftop solar PV for homes, business, buildings, warehouses, factories, mines & farms.
Short-term quick-win solutions to current loadshedding:
2. Promulgate #IRP2019 without further delay & accelerate the procurement of the stalled expedited Rounds 4.5 & 5, and further rounds, of the Renewable Energy IPP programme for new utility scale wind & solar PV power plants.
Short-term quick-win solns to current loadshedding:
3. Commence procurement & construction of LNG terminals & associated infrastructure for gas engine, OCGT & CCGT flexible power plants at port facilities in KZN, Eastern Cape & Western Cape to back up variable renewable energy.
Short-term quick-win solutions to current loadshedding:
4. Commence procurement & installation of strategically positioned battery energy storage systems (BES) for voltage & frequency support, black start, load shifting, deferment of capex & back up of variable renewable energy.
Short-term quick-win solutions to current loadshedding:
5. To supplement grid power, facilitate micro-grids with renewable energy (wind, solar PV, solar hot water geysers), battery energy storage, diesel & gas for industrial parks, campusses, housing estates & rural villages.
Short-term quick-win solutions to current loadshedding:
6. Unlock the policy, regulatory & legal constraints preventing municipalities from generating electricity for their own residents & customers, or from contracting with IPPs to supply electricity to municipalities.
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