ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Our cities are high energy consumption nodes in the country. Indications are that without intervention, South African cities’ energy consumption is set to double in the next 20 or so years. This is a challenge, but also a vital opportunity for cities to shift to a more sustainable energy path. The first step is to meet our energy needs with the ‘best’ energy service available: energy efficiency. This includes thermally efficient buildings, efficient water heating and ventilation, efficient industrial motors, community awareness and behaviour changes, as well as new planning approaches to urban development.

Energy Efficiency

Our cities are high energy consumption nodes in the country. Indications are that without intervention, South African cities’ energy consumption is set to double in the next 20 or so years. This is a challenge, but also a vital opportunity for cities to shift to a more sustainable energy path. The first step is to meet our energy needs with the ‘best’ energy service available: energy efficiency. This includes thermally efficient buildings, efficient water heating and ventilation, efficient industrial motors, community awareness and behaviour changes, as well as new planning approaches to urban development.

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Municipal Energy Management Tool for Baseline Assessments

An Excel-based Municipal Energy Management Systems tool to assist municipalities with mapping their own energy consumption. The tool is developed around the DMRE’s EEDSM energy audit template. A ‘How To Guide’ accompanies the tool. (GIZ & SALGA, 2020).

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SAGEN: Energy Efficiency

Promoting energy-efficient technologies: Generating biogas from the digestion of municipal wastewater sludge (GIZ, 2019)

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Auditing for Energy Efficiency: Students Conduct Energy Audits in Polokwane

This case study is a summary of a partnership between SA-LED, Polokwane municipality and local Capricorn Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in supporting capacity of students to conduct energy audits. Polokwane municipality was able to identify potential areas for energy efficiency interventions and calculate the associated cost savings.

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Organisational Capacity Assessment Chris Hani District Municipality

This is an assessment developed for SA-LED for institutional capacity assessments for municipalities. The assessment focuses on the important organizational dimensions of a municipality and identifies areas of strength and required improvement. The self-evaluation assessment also facilitates the implementation of a guided capacity building process. The assessment helps establish a baseline from which the municipality can measure progress. (USAID SA Low Emissions Development Program, 2017)

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Sustainable Energy Solutions for South African Local Government: A Practical Guide

This is the third iteration of a practical how-to handbook for local municipalities on the roll-out of sustainable energy measures. The first section focuses on governance and legislation (e.g. mandates, green procurement, institutionalising of sustainable energy concerns, etc.); the second on municipal sustainable energy initiatives (e.g. solar water heating, efficient buildings, sustainable transport, etc.); and the third on macro developments (e.g. smart grids, concentrated solar, ocean energy, etc.). Interactive icons assist in skipping between chapters. (SEA, 2017)

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CLEER Tool: Simplifying Greenhouse Gas Calculations

The CLEER Tool is a user-friendly calculator based on internationally-accepted methodologies, enabling users to calculate emissions reduced or avoided from clean energy activities. (USAID SA Low Emissions Development Program, 2017)

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