The eThekwini accepts grid connection applications from renewable energy generators.
An application form for the Connection of Embedded Generation can be downloaded here.
Applicants are required to provide the technical specifications of the mode and energy/fuel source for embedded generation, as well as type of energy conversion, total generation capacity, total export generation capacity, electrical parameters, generator transformer parameters, network connection point, protection details, proposed output levels, etc.
In addition to the application form, developers must also sign a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) with eThekwini. An example of the PPA can be found here.
eThekwini is authorised to purchase electricity from embedded generators at the Mega Flex rate - the rate at which municipalities are charged to purchase electricity in bulk from Eskom.
Completed application forms are to be returned to:
Deputy Head MV/LV Operations;
Telephone : (+2731) 311 9006;
Facsimile : (+2731) 306 3196;
P O Box 147;
The eThekwini Municipality has developed a Residential Embedded generation tariff which is a bidirectional (import/export) tariff structure reserved for residential customers only.
This tariff is currently pending approval from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) and detailed information on embedded tariff will be posted here once the tariff is approved.