Tshwane, South Africa

Pretoria, Tshwane, South Africa

  • Target: 50% renewable energy at community-scale by 2030, geared towards a 100% renewable energy pathway
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Biogas from waste and solar power
  • Implementation: The City of Tshwane in South Africa has a target to reach 50% renewable energy at community-scale by 2030, with a political interest to reach 100% renewable energy. The city is preparing the transition in the transport and building sectors. City initiatives include biogas recovery from waste to fuel the city-operated bus fleet and the installation of two solar powered electric vehicle charging stations. Tshwane is retrofitting municipal buildings with renewable energy installations and encouraging the installation of solar water heaters for private homes. The City aims to invest in renewable energy projects and technologies, and adopt a robust sustainable energy procurement approach. Public procurement is an essential tool to support climate neutrality ambitions.
  • Population: 2,921,488 (2011)
  • Area: 6,298 km2 (2,432 sq mi)
  • Link: The Greening of Tschwane's Economy (PDF)
Pretoria, Tshwane, South Africa