This three-year project, funded by the Nedbank Green Trust, is a collaborative effort between WWF-SA and CRSES. The project assists local governments with the development of policies and models that facilitate the integration of decentralised renewable energy without depleting municipal revenue.
An agent-based decision making tool to support policymakers dealing with residential rooftop PV is under development. The tool will measure how, and to what extent, individual choices pertaining to the installations of residential rooftop PV are both influenced by the state of the system and influences the state of the system in turn. The tool was demonstrated to, and discussed with, the Municipalities of Mossel Bay, George, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City, who all provided valuable feedback and input.