The City of Cape Town is calling on citizens to submit innovative sustainable energy solutions to help them improve their service delivery. The deadline for submissions is 14 June 2019.


The City of Cape Town (CoCT) believes that sustainability is essential to achieving a more resilient future for the citizens of Cape Town and plays a key role in their planning and decision-making.

The CoCT aims to evaluate the market for sustainable energy interventions that can be added to their existing programmes to improve energy security and lay a pathway for low carbon development.

The CoCT wants you to share any information, ideas or other input that you think could improve their existing and/or new infrastructure and data.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternate transportation
  • Alternate waste management
  • Demand-side management and load shifting
  • Energy efficiency
  • Micro-grids for backyarders and un-electrifiable areas
  • Renewable energy
  •  Smart metering
  • Institutional or policy changes in support of the above

Download and read the full Request For Information (RFI) Notice for more information.

Evaluation criteria

Your proposed solutions should be designed to allow for adapting, upgrading and integrating into the city’s current infrastructure and address one or more of the particular areas identified in the RFI. Each idea will be evaluated with the following criteria in mind:

  • behavioural change
  • energy security
  • implementability
  • job creation and income generation capacity
  • skills development
  • sustainability

Submit your ideas

To have your submissions considered, all you need to do is submit a proposal detailing the solution you recommend along with supporting documentation. Local and international submissions are welcome.

Step 1: Download and complete the proposal template
Step 2: Combine your proposal and any supporting documents into one PDF document:

  • Submissions should not exceed 10 pages (including supporting documentation).
  • The maximum size for submissions is 10 MB.

Step 3: Submit your proposal online

Review process

The CoCT will review each submission and applicants will receive a response  by end of October 2019. Sucessful ideas will be considered for implementation within the approved process of the City, e.g. advertise a tender process, etc.

This article was originally published by the City of Cape Town