Resilience Case Study: Building resilience to energy insecurity: enabling SSEG
100 Resilient Cities,
Resilient Cape Town
GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.
Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019).
GreenCape has published a resilience case study looking at the threat of energy insecurity to economic resilience, appropriately titled: Building resilience to energy insecurity: enabling small-scale embedded generation.
This case study demonstrates how distribution utilities, i.e. municipalities, can successfully and sustainably introduce embedded generation into their systems, policies and financial models, while ensuring they can provide electricity to everyone, including the poor.
To access the free case study, click on the link provided above (click the title).