South Africa: Illuminating South Africa's Electricity Use

[UCT] South Africa's electrification project since democracy in 1994 has been a remarkable success story. Behind this success story lies a remarkable research endeavour with a number of roleplayers who worked together to collect and process the electricity use of about 15 000 households for a year-long period over the course of 20 years. Thanks to the work of researcher and data scientist, Wiebke Toussaint, at UCT's Energy Systems, Economics and Policy group at the Energy Research Centre this data is now availab...

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Published By: Allafrica - Monday, 13 January