On 26 September 2017, UNIDO and SANEDI’s Low Carbon Transport Project in South Africa (LCT-SA) hosted a Workshop on Smart Mobility for Cities in Cape Town, endorsed by The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority. The workshop saw 15 Speakers sharing on a number of Smart Mobility topics addressing existing urban mobility challenges, smart energy for mobility, the potential of electromobility in the country, financing future mobility, innovation in transport, smart freight mobility practices, policy direction for sustainable transport and mobility as a service. The Workshop allowed for discussions on each presented topic with the intent of highlighting the smart mobility solutions that can be implemented through South African Municipalities with the support of National Governments and private sector organisations to improve sustainable development in urban environments.
The Residential Energy Consumption project is focused around the collection of residential energy consumption data. This data is based upon the types of electrical appliances and their end-use by individuals within the different Living Standard Measure (LSM) across South Africa. The appliance end-use data utilised within the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) model for analysis, enabling policy makers with a better understanding and visibility of residential energy side. Furthermore, this project supports aspects of the review of the National Energy Efficiency Strategy (NEES) targets, together with the National Standards & Labelling Programme (S&L) impact assessment.