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  • Credit: © Greenpeace Africa / Mujahid Safodien

  • Credit: © Greenpeace Africa / Mujahid Safodien

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Assessing the impact of increasing shares of variable generation on system operations in South Africa

18 September 2017

A study, entitled Assessing the impact of increasing shares of variable generation on system operations  in South Africa, conducted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) for the Department of Energy and Eskom, confirms that the South African power system will be sufficiently flexible to handle very large amounts of variable wind and solar PV generation, especially when considering the addition of combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) and open cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) proposed in the Draft IRP 2016 Base Case.

Read also a summary of the study on EE Publisher’s website.