Cacadu District Municipality energy planning – Wendy McCallum

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Presentation by Wendy McCallum of Cacadu District Municipality (Eastern Cape, South Africa) at the CHOICES project community energy workshops in Somerset East, Pearston and Cookhouse communities, Blue …

Presentation by Wendy McCallum of Cacadu District Municipality (Eastern Cape, South Africa) at the CHOICES project community energy workshops in Somerset East, Pearston and Cookhouse communities, Blue Crane Route Municipality in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, held in February and March 2013.

The presentation covers energy and development issues in Cacadu District Municipality.

More information about Cacadu District Municipality: http://www.cacadu.co.za/

Further details of the CHOICES project: http://www.iied.org/choices-community-energy-project-south-africa

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  • 1. OVERVIEW OF SHORT & MEDIUM TERM PLANNING ENERGY
  • 2. CONTENTS • Overview of the socio-economic situation • Key drivers of economic development • Cacadu SEEDS • CDM energy portfolio – CHOICES – Waste to energy – Development of wind farms • Energy investment horizon
  • 3. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SITUATION • Cacadu District Municipality has a population within the range of 390,000 (Census, 2001) - 413,000 (Global Insight, 2008). • Population concentrations are in Makana, Kouga and Ndlambe, with more than 50% of residents in the District residing in these Municipalities. The remaining Municipalities all have less than 50,000 inhabitants per Municipality. • It is important to note that the low population densities do not lessen the demand for social infrastructure establishment and maintenance.
  • 4. KEY DRIVERS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1. Water availability and price and climate patterns 2. Availability, organisation and price of electricity – scale of energy investments in region (wind, gas, nuclear) 3. Urbanisation and demographic trend 4. Cost of transportation in region 5. Demand and price of agro-products 6. Growth in potential number and spend of tourists/visitors 7. Agricultural support and rural development policy architecture 8. Development and uptake of new technologies and innovations in agriculture and agro-processing 9. Level of social cohesion and trust in region 10. Quality of public administration and service delivery
  • 5. CACADU SEEDS
  • 6. CDM ENERGY PORTFOLIO 1. CHOICES SA – Community based initiative – Energy efficiency & renewable energy – BCRM the model to be replicated to upscale to other local municipalities in the district municipality 2. WASTE TO ENERGY – Determination of feasibility of converting municipal and agricultural waste to energy – Implementation agent and funding sources to be identified 3. WIND FARM DEVELOPMENTS – Engagement with developers, most notably in terms of land use planning and socio-economic and economic development – 7 “REBID” projects approved in the first and second window, for location within the district municipality – more than half of the allotted wind energy generation
  • 7. CDM ENERGY PORTFOLIO 4. FRACKING ?? 4. NUCLEAR / THYSPUNT ??
  • 8. ENERGY INVESTMENT HORIZON • Eastern Cape Development Corporation – Communities – Commercial • Technology Innovation Agency – Technological innovation, predominantly by youth • Development Bank of Southern Africa – Community / infrastructure focus • Industrial Development Corporation – Commercial focus • Wind farm developers – Investment in energy infrastructure for communities through SED & ED funds
  • 9. ENERGY INVESTMENT HORIZON • Eastern Cape Development Corporation – Communities – Commercial • Technology Innovation Agency – Technological innovation, predominantly by youth • Development Bank of Southern Africa – Community / infrastructure focus • Industrial Development Corporation – Commercial focus • Wind farm developers – Investment in energy infrastructure for communities through SED & ED funds