Small-scale embedded generation owners urged to register their systems
The City of Cape Town is urging all small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) owners to register their systems.
Over the past few years, the City of Cape Town has seen a rapid uptake of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations and encourages all home and business owners with these installations to register both grid-tied and off-grid SSEG systems by 28 February 2019.
Residents with SSEG systems are required to register and obtain authorisation in accordance with the City’s Electricity Supply By-law. This does not apply to solar water heaters.
Connecting an SSEG system to the grid can pose a safety risk and, for this reason, the City must ensure that all generating equipment is approved and installed correctly.
As customers may not have been aware of the requirement to register and obtain authorisation for their SSEG, the City is proactively promoting registration and allowing a grace period for existing systems to be registered and authorised to ensure that all systems are compliant with the existing City by-law and the pending national legal requirement.
More informaton is available here.