Johannesburg Metro’s City Power has launched their Small Scale Embedded Generation Program, enabling residents and businesses that generate their own power through solar energy to reverse feed a limited amount of surplus energy back into the municipal grid. The amount of power fed back is set under a fixed tariff and will be offset against existing City Power electricity accounts.
More commonly known as a reverse feed or embedded energy program, the model is considered a no-brainer by many and widely deployed in progressive cities all around the world. In a nutshell, City Power sets conditions to buy power at a large discount and sells it at normal tariff rates with very little capital outlay. Participants then collectively create a large urban solar farm servicing City Power. For more detail, read the full article here.