With global energy demands on the increase, coupled with the depletion of our natural resources and the negative impact of fossil-based energy sources on the environment, the issues of clean, sustainable energy and the importance thereof in economic development and global wellbeing have become a pressing reality world-wide. Energy innovation and the efficient use of energy are two key components of mitigating these challenges. It is for this reason the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) was established. Read more…

SANEDI’s phone number has changed … the new phone number is 011 038 4300

MY GREEN HOME wins ETA Award 2014



Congratulations: My Green Home received South Africa’s most prestigeous award for energy efficiency, the Eskom ETA Award. The Green Building Council of South Africa who managed the project won the prize in the category energy efficiency awareness.

The winners were announced at the annual awards evening at the University of Johannesburg on 28 November 2014. SANEDI supported this demonstration project which was co-funded by the German Government through the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN, implemented by GIZ).



CTI PFAN hosts a forum for promising new and innovative technology . . .

Potential investors, developers etc are invited to view the offerings with a view to participate in various capacities.

If your programme, centre, project or partners (and other relevant contacts) perceive some value in this event, please contact Thaven Naidoo with regards to attending. The details are as follows:

Thaven Naidoo
Africa Climate Change Adaptation Co-ordinator
+2783 439 7968
thavennaidooppl (skype)

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MY GREEN HOME family expects R18000 annual savings

In April 2014, the Ngewana family accepted the My Green Home challenge and set themselves very ambitious saving goals for energy,water & waste. Six month later they have exceeded their own saving targets by far: Electricity is down by more than half, water by 44 percent and waste to landfill by over 80 percent. ‘When we started our My Green Home experience I knew that we were not the thriftiest ones. But I would never have expected that we would do so well!’ says Zweli Negewana, father of the Ngewana family. Read more

Visit by the Danish Energy Ministry

SANEDI was honoured to host the Minister of Climate, Energy and Building from Denmark who was in the country to further strengthen the rich history of collaboration between the South African government and the Danish government in bringing renewable and energy efficiency technologies to the South African energy mix. The collaboration is aimed at sharing experiences, knowledge and practical studies that Denmark have already embarked on, in order to enable South Africa to accelerate the uptake of renewable and energy efficient technologies.

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SANEDI offers 3-day training course for ESCos in Cape Town 25-27 August

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SANEDI and SAGEN (South African German Energy Programme) are pleased to announce that the renowned contracting expert and IEA’s DSM Task XVI operating agent Jan W. Bleyl and GIZ energy efficiency expert Simon Zellner will be offering a 3-day training for Energy Service Companies (ESCo) on economic efficiency calculation for energy contracting projects in Cape Town.

Find out more and register here Investment-grade Calculation, Forecasting and Analytics of ESCo Projects

SANEDI publishes new co-/trigeneration good practice brochure

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SANEDI takes pride to release South Africa’s first good practice brochure on Cogeneration.

The combined generation of heat and power in a generation facility can save more than 30% of primary energy and CO2 emissions. To date only a few Cogeneration plants have been constructed in South Africa. Information about these and their contribution to sustainable economics is scarce.

This brochure aims to provide information on how a wide range of South African industries and companies can benefit by implementing Co/Tri-Generation strategies in their energy mix, thereby not only benefitting economically, but also significantly contributing to climate conservation. Read more…

Ride Jozi on an e-bike

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Christian, our international energy efficiency advisor from the South African German energy programme (SAGEN) has tested one of cycolgy’s A2B electric bikes on his way to the office. 0.15kWh for a trip which equals to less than R0,18 in electricity costs and 15 minutes saved on each trip in comparison to his car. It was an exciting week for him and he wrote a blog on his experiences which might encourage more South Africans to use this environmentally friendly mode of transport. Read more


In response to the growing demand for sustainable, energy efficient solutions to the escalating price of energy used to cool buildings in South Africa, progressive chemical manufacturing companies are taking the initiative to provide advanced roof coating technology to the building trade.
The DOW Chemical Company is one such manufacturer. They are ensuring that cool coatings is supported in South Africa through their advanced coatings’ additives which play a critical role in maintaining integrity and quality of the overall ‘cool’ system.

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Freedom Dialogue 2014: A platform for young green minds

generation earth logo Students from Generation Earth Glenvista High School Council with Yusuf Abramjee, Catherine Constantinides and Ndaba Mandela at the Freedom Dialogue 2014 Generation Earth Founder Ella Bella, Kathrada Foundation CEO Neeshan Bolton, Miss Earth SA Ashanti Mbanga, FRY's Brett Thompson and SANEDI's Barry Bredenkamp

As South Africa heads towards its most important elections to date, having recently celebrated Freedom Day, Born Free citizens have an important voice that must be heard. Learners from Generation Councils across Gauteng recently spent an afternoon discussing, debating and challenging the issues we face as society today, as they build the future they believe is possible. Read more

‘My Green Home’ project launched

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SANEDI is partnering with another exciting energy efficiency project that just kicked off: My Green Home! Starting this week, South Africans can learn and save along with the Ngewena family who is challenging habits, save energy and install energy efficient equipment in their house, to show others how to save money by going green. Zwelethu the Father explains: “Our goal is to cut our electricity consumption by 15% with ‘no cost’ changes and with equipment take this to 40% percent in just three months”…

SANEDI Pledges Support for 49m

Johannesburg – March 2014 – In keeping with their commitment to reduce the country’s carbon emissions, the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) recently pledged its support for the 49M initiative.Sanedi is one of the leading government agencies mandated to encourage a transition to a low-carbon economy in South Africa.

Sanedi’s pledge signing brings to 134 the number of businesses and organisations that have pledged to cut down on their energy usage and play a contributory role in the reduction of electricity consumption in South Africa.

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Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy

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SANEDI, together with all other energy-related State Owned Companies and the senior leadership of the Department of Energy, were invited to meet and present to the newly appointed Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy, an overview of key activities planned to assist government in meeting the objectives set out in the National Development Plan.

The newly formed PPC on Energy is chaired by Mr Fikile Majola. Born in 1964, Mr Majola served the youth and UDF structures in the 80s in the then Southern Transvaal region, where he played a key role in the re-establishment of the ANC and SACP structures. He joined NEHAWU as its Organiser in the Vaal Branch in 1990.

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