South African renewable energy myths “peddled by former Eskom executives” dispelled
An engineering study has dispelled the myths “peddled by former Eskom executives” about the limits and costs of renewable energy capacity in South Africa.
The study was prepared for the South African Department of Energy and Eskom, and was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – under the department’s South African-German Energy Programme. It was conducted by engineering consultants Markus Pöller and Marko Obert, of Moeller & Poeller Engineering GmbH.
The study confirmed that the South African power system will be sufficiently flexible to handle large amounts of variable wind and solar PV generation. The study confirms that large penetration levels of wind and solar PV can be handled by the South African power system from an active power balancing point of view, at moderate additional costs.
|South African renewable energy myths dispelled
An engineering study has dispelled the myths about the limits of renewable energy.