Guide to integrating embedded generation and wheeling in municipal electricity billing systems
This guideline is intended as an introductory resource to give direction to municipalities faced with integrating export tariffs or
wheeling transactions into their billing systems.
Approved Photovoltaic Inverter List (NRS097-2-1, 2017 version only)
The City of Cape Town’s approved inverter list for NRS097-2-1 2017 version only (inverters with NRS097-2-1 2010 certificates, and not 2017 certificates, are not on this list). Cape Town updates this list periodically, so visit the City of Cape Town website to see the latest version.
Guide for Municipalities on Assessing EG Applications 1MW and Larger
Provides step-by-step guidance for municipal Distributors regarding assessing applications 1MW or larger, including regulatory aspects, technical standards, necessary documentation etc.
Grid Impact Study Specification (Guide)
A specification that can be given to installers/consultants which clarifies the grid impact assessments that are to be undertaken, and various approaches and parameters that are acceptable in such studies. Municipal distributors should fill in and/or customize as necessary. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2022)
Rooftop PV Guidelines for Safe and Legal Installations in Cape Town (April 2022)
If you are considering installing a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system, but you are not sure how to do it safely and legally, these guidelines will help you to: Make informed decisions about what type of PV system to install. Select the best service provider. Understand all the key requirements before, during and after installation.
Recommended Practice for Grid Code Compliance Studies for RPP and Hybrid Power Plants
Recommendations for simulation studies as part of Grid Code compliance for Renewable Energy Power Plants and Hybrid Power Plants (P13906). MPE.
Deterministic Hosting Capacity Analysis tool
The Deterministic Hosting Capacity Analysis tool is a DIgSILENT programming language (DPL) script that calculates the hosting capacity of a LV network through deterministic means. It computes the generation capacity that can be accommodated on each bus out of a set of selected buses (determined by the user) of a LV network without violating any voltage or thermal limits. However, it does not compute the hosting capacity of the whole network. The hosting capacity of each bus is calculated assuming that no generators are connected any else on the network. For each bus, the tool also determines where network strengthening can be applied to increase the bus hosting capacity.
Stochastic Hosting Capacity Analysis tool
The Stochastic Hosting Capacity Analysis tool is a DIgSILENT programming language (DPL) script that calculates the hosting capacity of a LV network using stochastic methods. The tool computes the generation capacity that can be accommodated by the whole LV feeder network without violating any voltage or thermal limits. Additionally, the tool provides results for a configuration that describes how this generation capacity can be distributed between a given set of buses/nodes (determined/identified by the user). The tool also provides information on where network strengthening can be applied to increase its hosting capacity. The nature of the algorithm applied is such that is closely mimics events as seen in real networks where small-scale embedded generators of random sizes are connected at random locations.
Hosting Capacity analysis tool user guide
This user guide is intended to help the reader with using the hosting capacity analysis tool for both the deterministic and stochastic method. The hosting capacity analysis tool is meant for use in LV networks to assess the amount of generation capacity that can be integrated into LV networks without compromising the power quality and reliability of the networks under existing control configurations and without requiring network strengthening. This guide covers the requirements needed/prerequisites that need to be met to use the tool, how to import the scripts of into DigSILENT project, and steps on how to use the stochastic and deterministic hosting capacity analysis methods/scripts. (CSIR, 2021)