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DNA Announcements

The Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board (CDM EB) has at its 73rd meeting on the 31st of May 2013, adopted the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) Grid Emission Factor as a standardized baseline for the SAPP. This implies that all the member countries listed in the report will from now onwards use only one value as the emission factor as outlined in the report. Detailed information on the CDM EB report is available here.

Issuance of Certified Emission Reductions

EnviroServ Chloorkop Landfill Gas Recovery Project (0925) has been issued with 326 017 for the monitoring period 01 January 2010 to 31 March 2012. Detailed information on this project activity is available here

N2O abatement project at nitric acid plant No. 11 at African explosives Ltd. (AEL), South Africa has been issued with 391 122 CERs for the monitoring period 24 May 2009 to 16 November 2010 and 74 590 CERs for the monitoring period 17 November 2010 to 28 February 2011. Detailed information on this project activity is available here

N2O abatement project at nitric acid plant No. 11 at African explosives Ltd. (AEL), South Africa has been issued with 69 230 CERs for the monitoring period 01 March 2011 to 06 August 2011. Detailed information on this project activity is available here

Sasol Nitrous Oxide Abatement Project has been issued with 489, 639 CERs by the UNFCCC for the monitoring period 10 August 2008 to 03 August 2009. Detailed information on this project is available here.

Project for the catalytic reduction of N2O emissions with a secondary catalyst inside the ammonia reactor of the No. 9 nitric acid plant at African Explosives Ltd (“AEL”), South Africa" (1171) has been issued with 67,604 CERs for the monitoring period 11 February 2008 to 04 August 2009. Detailed information on this project activity is available here.

Tugella Mill Fuel Switching Project (0795) has been issued with 23 081 CERs by the UNFCCC for the verification period 16 January 2008 to 28 February 2009. Detailed Information on this project is available here.

 
training workshop on CDM post-registration changes and programme of activities

The Department of Energy as the Designated National Authority (DNA) for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), in collaboration with the UNFCCC secretariat, the East African Development Bank through the CDM Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) in Kampala and the “Future of the Carbon Market” Foundation of the German government hosted a training workshop on CDM Post-Registration Changes (PRCs) and Programme of Activities (PoAs), on the 12th – 14th February 2014 at Manhattan Hotel, Pretoria in Gauteng Province of South Africa.

In addressing some of the identified challenges to CDM Development in South Africa and Southern African Development Community, the training workshop provided capacity building support to the project developers and also to the DNA office to enhance its ability to promote CDM projects and PoAs.

Detailed Information regarding the workshop is available below:

 
 
latest registered projects

• "Neusberg Grid Connected Hydroelectric Power Plant " (7536) on 5th of November 2012. Detailed information on this Project  is available here.

• "South Africa Renewable Energy Programme " (SA-REP) (7570) registered on the 9th of October 2012. Detailed information on this Programme of Activities is available here.

• "Red Cap Kouga Wind Farm " (7638) registered on the 10th of October 2012. Detailed information on this Project is available here.

• "Gauteng, Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo & Northern Cape CFL Replacement Project (1) South Africa (7478) registered on the 10th of October 2012."Detailed information on this Project is available " here.

• "De Aar Grid Connected 10MW Solar Park, South Africa on the 22nd of October 2012". Detailed information on this Project  is available" here.

• "Bokpoort CSP ( Concentrating Solar Power) Project "(7841) on the 26th October 2012 . Detailed information on this Project is availablee here.

 
status review
The DNA commissions the Clean Development Mechanism reports annually to review the status and development of the CDM in South Africa as well as providing insights into the successes, challenges and solutions thereof of the CDM in the country.
 
To view the 2009 report, click here.
To view the 2010 report, click here.
To view the 2011 report, click here
 
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