South Africa

Climate targets: Energy

    • A total of 10 PJ of electricity derived from grid-connected cogeneration plant by 2030.
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
    • Average total electricity distribution losses below 8% by 2030, and average non-technical losses below 0.5%.
      Energy | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
    • A total electricity saving of 1 PJ through officially supported projects by 2030.
      Energy | Fixed level target
    • A cumulative total annual energy saving of 40 PJ arising from specific energy saving intervention undertaken by mining companies.
      Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
    • A 16% reduction in weighted mean specific energy consumption in manufacturing by 2030 relative to a 2015 baseline.
      Energy | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
    • A 37% reduction in the specific energy consumption (measured as GJ annual energy consumption per m2 of lettable/habitable floor area) by 2030 relative to a 2015 baseline.
      Energy | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
    • A 20% improvement in the average energy performance of the residential building stock by 2030 relative to a 2015 baseline, as measured by the energy consumption (excluding plug loads) per square meter of habitable space.
      Energy | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
    • A 33% reduction in the average specific energy consumption of new household appliances purchased in South Africa by 2030 relative to a 2015 baseline.
      Energy | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
    • A 20% reduction in the energy intensity (measured as energy consumption per head of population served) of municipal service provision. The specific services included are streetlighting, traffic lights, water supply and wastewater treatment.
      Energy | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
    • A 50% reduction in the specific energy consumption (measured as GJ annual energy consumption per m2 of occupied floor area) by 2030 relative to a 2015 baseline.
      Energy | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
For further analysis of the NDC, see South Africa country profile on
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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