Low-carbon energy solution(s) for low-income housing development in Cape Town

As a possible contributor to a viable energy solution, you are invited to participate in the following webinar: Low-carbon energy solution(s) for low-income housing development in Cape Town

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018,  Time: 14:30 – 15:30 (SAST); 12:30 – 13:30 (GMT)


John Thorne (SouthSouthNorth), David Shandler (Planet Capital Energy), Benjamin Curnier (Carbon Trust)

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The Department of Human Settlement (DoHS), whose mandate is to plan and deliver low-cost housing in the Western Cape, and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) have entered into a formal partnership to fast-track the delivery of low-cost housing in “priority corridors” in the metro area, targeting 27 discrete informal settlements totaling 50,000 units. A grant has been provided through the UK Prosperity Fund to conduct a pre- feasibility study that will lead to the development of an innovative and viable low-carbon energy solution to support clean and sustainable socio-economic development in formalising one of the informal settlements in the priority corridor, namely Kosovo.

The aim of the project is to develop the business case for a low carbon, energy secure solution for the development, failing which it is likely that the development of Kosovo will go ahead under carbon-intensive, business-as-usual conditions. It is our belief that the business-as-usual scenario limits the current and future socio-economic potential of the residents as the price of grid-tied electricity continues to escalate on the current trend.

This webinar is the first step of our market engagement exercise to invite developers and suppliers to advise on the development of the ultimate energy solution. It will present the development opportunity, examine the energy profile of the residents of the Kosovo Informal Settlement and the indicative low-carbon energy solutions that are feasible within the given context. During this webinar, we would like to explore the demand and supply options as well as monitoring and payment systems – that are emerging from the early phases of the pre-feasibility study. In the second half of the webinar, we will open the floor to questions.

Following the webinar, a Request for Information (RFI) will be published to invite potential suppliers to present their innovative technology and/or systems to promote low-carbon energy security in low-income communities, and how it could be applied in the context of the Kosovo development specifically, and Cape Town’s priority corridors more generally.

To register for the webinar, click here

22 February 2018 | 14:30 – 15:30 (SAST), 12:30 – 13:30 (GMT)

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We hope you can make it!

Best wishes,

SouthSouthNorth, Planet Capital Energy and Carbon Trust