group deals with energy efficiency at the demand level. Energy
efficiency is an economic resource a
and should be an essential consideration when specifying or purchasing
equipment which requires energy to operate.
The group looks at the effects on single businesses and the national
Much of the work continues to be in the industrial sector, while
work in the building sector is growing,
particularly with the
advent of the Green Building Council of South Africa.. The group is currently carrying
out work under the Eskom Demand Side Management programme, researching
the potential for DSM with industrial electrical loads and are also
accredited as a Monitoring & Verification body under this programme.
The group is currently
carrying out work under the Eskom Demand Side Management Programme. We
have researched the potential for DSM with industrial electrical loads
and have recently undertaken research to determine the potential for
using high efficiency electric motors in the Western Cape. We are
accredited as a Monitoring and Verification team under this programme.
The M & V work has required the development of standards and we have
actively contributed to these.
The EEG does not work in
isolation. Many of our activities overlap with other groups,
specifically in the areas of modelling and climate change.
Energy efficiency has a
highly significant role in both of these spheres and is regarded as an
essential area of consideration and implementation.
committed to promoting energy efficiency and offer courses, in addition
to components within the Master's programme. We welcome interested
students who would like to expand the overall body of knowledge, as well
as their own, either by participating in research projects, or more
directly in industrial projects. Students can be directly involved in
industrial consultancy projects or with the M & V work.