Cape Town Mayor Praises Premier’s R1 Billion Response to Energy Crisis

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  • Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has welcomed Premier Alan Winde’s plans to build a ‘province of hope’, including a R1 billion response to the energy crisis this year.

‘We are particularly excited at the energy interventions the Premier announced, with a massive R1 billion allocation for protection against load-shedding. The prospect of schools becoming more energy resilient through solar PV installations, is welcome news. This means schools can be paid cash for power as part of the City’s plans to buy excess power from businesses, residents, and small-scale embedded generators,’ said Mayor Hill-Lewis.

Earlier this month at the city’s first council meeting, Hill-Lewis announce that a tender for dispatchable power is under formulation and will be released soon. The power is expected to offset deficient grid supply thus improving energy security for the city’s residents. It may take the form of gas or solar/battery hybrid systems.

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