Assessing the impact of increasing shares of variable generation on system operations in South Africa
Submitted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on 17 September 2017
A report commissioned by GIZ and prepared for the South African Department of Energy and Eskom has assessed the impact of variable generation technologies on system operation in South Africa until 2030. It discredits the notion that a high penetration of renewables will be difficult and costly to manage in the South African context, and that that high penetration of wind and solar PV can be handled by the system at moderate additional cost.
The report can be downloaded at this link.