Strategies to avoid loadshedding in Cape Town

Mar 30, 2015

The Province and City have a large interest in minimising the economic impact of Eskom loadshedding on the regional economy and have initiated a programme of work (a ‘Game Changer’) to investigate the issues and develop appropriate policy and strategy responses.

Project Description

In this high-level study, we analysed the nature of the City’s existing network and generation infrastructure and considered the demand-side data that could be obtained from the City. We then evaluated the practical and economic potential for utilising the City’s pump storage scheme, open cycle gas turbines, demand response and other innovative load curtailment strategies to avoid loadshedding.