By: Brendon Baatz, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Instead of collecting revenues through small customer charges and a flat or inclining volumetric energy rate, many utilities are now proposing higher customer charges, volumetric rates that vary based on the time of day or season, and, in some cases, demand
The guide for Genesis Consulting’s Cost of Supply model framework for Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality.
Genesis Consulting’s model framework for a Cost of Supply Study in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality.
Based on NERSA research and analysis, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) has a bigger demand in South Africa at the moment than other technologies. This has necessitated NERSA to focus on all small-scale embedded PV generation. An urgent and proper Regulatory rules for small-scale embedded PV generation is recommended and a two-phase
The municipal tariff guideline increase is developed based on Eskom’s approved bulk price increase of electricity to municipalities and the increase on the municipalities’ cost structures. Benchmarks are developed, based on five tariff categories and the corresponding average consumption levels, in order to ensure that tariffs across municipalities are not
This code sets out the objectives for pricing and tariff structures for distribution retail and network services. The NERSA shall regulate the setting of prices and the structure of tariffs for all distribution related services.
Electricity Pricing Policy (EPP) of the South African Electricity Supply Industry (Department of Minerals and Energy, 2008)
This document is a summary of a more detailed SSEG Tariff Guidelines. The principles of setting SSEG tariffs are outlined, case studies are presented and broad guidelines suggested for starting tariffs. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2019).
The report provides information on the impact of solar PV SSEG introduction on municipal revenue in the City of Tshwane to inform policy and support SSEG tariff setting. (SEA and GIZ, 2017)
The model can assist municipalities in analysing the impact of proposed SSEG tariffs on revenue and attractiveness for solar PV customer (Felet, A., Knight, S. and Mahlalela, N., 2017).
This is an excel-based tool that calculates how municipal revenue is impacted by customers installing solar PV, as well as the business case for customers that install solar PV. The spreadsheet has 2017 Tshwane data included as an illustration, but should be updated for the particular municipality in question before
This is is presentation of the model that assists municipalities in designing tariffs that balance municipal revenue requirements with customer expectations for Solar PV investment returns (Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017).
This document discusses the operational aspects that need to be considered for the proper connection of embedded generation capacity to the distribution grid, as well as an explanation of the proposed approach to assessing the financial impact on municipalities. (AMEU, 2013)