In the context of this study, hybridisation is the coupling of a renewable energy technology with an existing fossil fuel technology in order to deliver the same energy service. Hybridised energy systems are designed to replace, augment or boost conventional fossil fuel technologies with renewable energy technologies. They can achieve a reduction in the carbon intensity of fossil fuel value chains while preventing stranded assets during the transition to a lower carbon economy. This report appraises the feasibility of hybridisation of fossil fuel and renewable energy technologies in South Africa in 2017.
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