Cape Town signs first embedded electricity generation contract

Engineering News – ONLINE

23 September 2014

In a boost for renewable energy, the City of Cape Town has signed its first small-scale embedded electricity generation contract with Black River Park Investments, an office park in Observatory.

The 74 000 m2 office park uses large-scale solar power systems to generate environmentally sustainable energy.

Some of the electricity it produces is used to meet its own energy demands, and it will now feed a limited amount of extra electricity back into the city’s grid in exchange for an offset against the park’s monthly electricity accounts.  Read more…

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