Solar-powered geysers for RDP units on the cards

2015-10-14 06:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality’s Executive Committee (Exco) agreed for council to apply for funding from the Department of Energy for the city’s energy efficiency demand side management project.

Afri Vision Consortium will provide solar powered geysers and street lighting to the Msunduzi community at no cost to the residents or the municipality.

The solar geysers will be installed in low-cost housing units.

Msunduzi municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi will sign a service level agreement between the municipality and Afri Vision Consortium.

This energy efficiency demand management project is set to contribute towards the reduction of 21% of the energy demand by this year. This project will also ease the electricity grid from the city’s ageing electricity infrastructure.

The programme is set to provide employment for the local community, and will sustain itself for more than five years while the municipality rehabilitates the ageing infrastructure.

Nkosi said: “Solar geysers will be at no cost to the consumers, but the maintenance of these geysers, going forward, will be at the expense of the consumer.”

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