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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality facilitates growth of RE sector through wheeling agreement

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) have signed a wheeling agreement with Amatola Green Power (AGP) that enables AGP to sell green power on NMBM’s electricity grid. This is the first agreement that a green power trader has made with a municipality in South Africa.

Peter Neilson, Acting Executive Director of Electricity and Energy from the NMBM, at a recent KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Energy Forum (KSEF) event stated that through this agreement there is one project that is currently running in the NMBM, a 1.8MW Electrawinds Wind Turbine project, and 15 projects in the pipeline. Elvin Fredericks from Amatola Green Power (AGP) adds that the projects range from 100kW to 5MW and that some of these projects will be implemented in the next six months. A range of technologies including bagasse, hydro, biomass, wind and solar will be implemented. Read the rest on urbanEARTH >

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