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Strategic Environmental Assessment for Renewable Energy in South Africa: Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs)

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Lydia Cape-Ducluzeau, Cornelius van der Westhuizen
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South Africa faced several load shedding events in 2014, and an energy shortage in the country is expected to induce repetitive load shedding for several years. This recent analysis takes a strategic and integrated approach to identifying geographical areas in which large-scale wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) development would be most appropriate, taking into consideration environmental, social and economic factors.