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Commercial property sector perfectly poised to power the grid

The commercial, industrial, and retail property sectors in Cape Town are expected to benefit from the recent announcement by the city’s mayor that the Treasury has waived the requirement to tender to supply own solar-generated power back to the local grid. The move is seen as a positive development for the property sector, particularly as the economy is expected to weaken in 2023. Many new developments in the area are substantial structures, such as warehousing, which are well-suited for solar power generation. Companies investing in solar power will benefit from a reliable power supply and an additional source of income, which could escalate at NERSA-approved rates. This move is also likely to contribute to employment and economic growth. Property valuations are expected to increase as properties with the potential for self-generated energy and an additional income stream will likely have a higher value.

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