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Calcicap Power Factor Project, South Africa


Project development document
Project impacts and benefits:
  • This project reduces South Africa’s dependence on fossil fuels for power generation, providing green real estate upgrades to 1 restaurant serving food to citizens
  • Provides local employment opportunities (5 new jobs) and promotes equitable remuneration for work of equal value including facilities managers
  • Reduces air pollution by using less coal and other fossil fuel fired power plants for daily electrical demand SDG 7 & 11
  • Prosumers seeking portfolio reduction of up to 27 tCO2e annually
  • Sustainable impact methodology includes energy kVAR reduction with reactive power compensation facilities (RCF) per UNFCCC CDM 13th edition AMS-II.T methodology.
  • Raises awareness and provides capacity for climate change mitigation, energy usage reduction, less reactive energy demand per kVA
  • Promotes Restaurants as a sector committed to minimising greenhouse gas emission through energy efficiency improvements in real estate
  • Year of offset credit or Vintage: 2022
  • Project sREC priced per Ton of CO2.

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Located in the City of Tshwane of Gauteng, South Africa, the Calcicap Power Factor project consists of 1 Calcicap power factor correction unit project in the RSA region with a total installed capacity of 50 kVA. The project produces 27 tons of carbon reduction annually by improving energy efficiency in real estate at the point of electrical consumption with reactive power compensation facilities (RCF). Saving the South African national grid – enough to power over 12 local homes!

The project is a Restaurant’s first implementation of UN SDG focused products to compliment existing building infrastructure. Situated at the Fedsure Forum Building CBD, the Calcicap project partner during the design process was Schneider Electric, with the metering monthly being provided by RMS, which is line with partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG17. The project is ongoing and is scheduled to continue reducing the carbon required per restaurant shop, the first installation was Dec 2021.