Potential Energy: The role of grid batteries in tackling South Africa's electricity crisis
South Africa has been grappling with an unprecedented energy crisis where daily load shedding (scheduled power cuts) has become the norm. The declining performance of coal power stations and the limited ability of the grid to connect new power plants have been an important part of the cause.
This webinar outlines why energy storage should receive more attention in addressing the country’s electricity crisis. With grid-located batteries emerging as a short-term strategic priority, the panel examines how best to deploy these facilities. The discussion explores various battery topics, including how to make the best use of the existing grid, how to help municipalities at the distribution level, local value chain opportunities, and developer requirements for implementation.
Presentation on Report Findings
Richard Halsey, Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Paul Vermeulen, Chief Engineer, Renewable Energy, City Power Johannesburg
Lesego Moshikaro, Economist, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies
Frank Spencer, Regional Director for Southern Africa, Cainmani
2024 Investment Policy Forum
The 16th edition of the International Institute for Sustainable Development's (IISD) Investment Policy Forum will be held in Manila, the Philippines, in October 2024.
Trade and Sustainability Hub 2024
Alongside the Thirteenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) we will be running our Trade + Sustainability Hub, bringing together thought leaders from both within and outside governments for a series of conversations on the challenges of building cooperative trade policy that delivers for sustainable development.
IISD at Procura+
Public procurement can play a key role in strategic governance, ensuring service delivery that achieves value for money and generates benefits not only for organizations, but also for the environment, society and the economy. IISD's Procurement team will present key research on green public procurement.
Rethinking Incentives for Sustainable Investment in Lao PDR
A high-level capacity-building workshop on the design and use of tax incentives as an investment promotion tool in Lao PDR.