Click here for the information brochure on the process and prices of crossing the Eskom networks due to bilateral trade. Wheeling as a realistic energy solution for the industry. The government has, to some extent, focused on the ignition of power as a realistic and scalable solution. It has already been used successfully in some local projects (such as the Darling wind farm) and there are already cycling frameworks for different communities across the country. Some of these on-board generators may be sold to the individual buyer through approved power purchase contracts, while others may want to invest energy to third parties. Generators that want to drive energy face a number of challenges related to the use of system royalties. See Wheeling 30 March.pdf which exposes the context of cycling within South Africa`s borders. In 2011, the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) introduced regulations on cycling. Because municipalities rely heavily on energy sales to get a large portion of their revenues, the government had to ensure that the process was heavily regulated. Wheeling does not necessarily mean that the electrons that enter the transport network at point A are used at point B, but rather the act of balancing the generator`s energy with the final consumption and at the same time overcoming system losses. In South Africa, Wheeling can use any form of energy available in our energy mix. Wheeling is the action of transporting energy from a generator to a distant end consumer by the use of an existing distribution or transport system. A simple example of wheeling could be a solar PPI, based in the North Cape, which sells its energy to a mine in the Northwest Province, supplied by the Eskom transportation system.
The existence of local cycling frameworks, combined with the potential for energy trade, has greatly improved the possibility of renewable energy projects at the supply level for private and communal use. Wheeling frames were not a simple solution, so they are not yet a common solution. However, it is very likely that the dissociation of Eskom will simplify things and we can now imagine scalable cycling facilities in which a PPI for renewable energy directly provides electricity to a large end consumer. Or even a large-scale electricity consumer who rejects excess renewable energy for small or communal use in the grid. To answer this question, we need to look at the main requirements of a cycling agreement.