CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has urged all households making use of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations to register with the municipality no later than 28 February 2019, according to a report by Business Tech.
In a statement, the city said that residents with SSEG systems are required to register and obtain authorisation in accordance with the city’s electricity supply by-law.
“Connecting an SSEG system to the grid can pose a safety risk and, for this reason, the city must ensure that all generating equipment is approved and installed correctly,” it said.
“It has taken some time for South Africa to develop national standards to connect SSEGs safely to the electricity grid.
“In the absence of national standards, the city has developed temporary standards to allow people to register for authorisation and connect safely. Since 2010 all small-scale embedded generation systems must be registered with the city.