Accelerating the Market Penetration of Renewable Energy Technologies in South Africa

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

Section I - Opportunities and Barriers for Renewable Energy in South Africa

2. CURRENT ENERGY ISSUES IN SOUTH AFRICA
2.1 Introduction
2.2 South African energy demand sectors
2.3 South African energy supply sectors
2.4 Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP)
2.5 White Paper on Energy Policy
2.6 Cross-cutting issues
2.7 Restructuring of Electricity Generation, Transmission & Distribution Industry
3. RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION
3.1 Current grid-connected renewable power generation
3.2 Barriers
3.3 Support for renewables within the restructuring process
3.4 Opportunities for further actions
4. OFF-GRID RENEWABLE ENERGY
4.1 Grid connected rural electrification
4.2 Current initiatives
4.3 Barriers and key issues in off-grid renewable energy
4.4 Opportunities for further action

Section II - European Experiences and Potential Contributions

5. RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
5.1 Wave Energy
5.2 Wind energy
5.3 Tidal energy
5.4 Electricity generated by biomass
5.5 Photovoltaic Energy
5.6 Solar Thermal - Water & Space Heating
5.7 Solar Thermal - Electricity Production
5.8 Small-scale Hydro
6. EUROPEAN INITIATIVES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
6.1 Background
6.2 RE Support Strategies
6.3 Motivation for RE
6.4 Renewable Energy Support Mechanisms in the European Union
6.5 European Union Export Subsidies for the promotion of Renewable Energy
7. CLIMATE CHANGE SUPPORT MECHANISMS FOR RENEWABLES
7.1 UNFCCC financial mechanism
7.2 EU climate change-related support
7.3 Promoting renewables through the Clean Development Mechanism
7.4 Climate Change framework in South Africa

Section III - Recommended Actions to Stimulate the Market Penetration
                   of Renewable Energy Technologies in South Africa

8. ACTIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN - EUROPEAN CO-OPERATION ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

8.1 Actions to enhance the policy framework for renewable power generation
8.2 Actions to enhance the policy framework for off-grid renewable energy
8.3 Actions to promote demonstration and commercial projects
8.4 Other actions for South African - European co-operation