Energy: Cape Town initiates net-metering pilot project

16 February 2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News (South Africa)  | February 15, 2012

The City of Cape Town has initiated a net-metering pilot project to allow domestic energy producers to feed electricity back into the grid, Dr Anthony Keen told an audience at a South African National Energy Association meeting in Cape Town on Tuesday.

“I am pleased to be able to report to you that there are three of us in Cape Town . . . [and] we’ve been privileged [that] the City of Cape Town has accepted us onto a pilot project for grid feed-in,” said Keen, a medical doctor who is pursuing his interest in sustainable energy after retiring from an academic career at the University of Cape Town’s medical school.

“[The City] is being very cautious and it’s a learning exercise for all parties. But I hope before too long this will be expanded to accommodate lots more renewable energy feed-in to the City of Cape Town.”


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