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Energy Efficiency

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The purpose of Programme 3 is to accelerate a shift towards a resource and particularly, an energy (including gas, liquid fuels, electricity, and water) efficient society.

Since 2008, South Africa has been experiencing intermittent bouts of load shedding across the country, largely brought about by the demand for energy exceeding the available supply from Eskom at various points in time. Notwithstanding, this serious challenge to the country’s economic development, South Africa remains within the top 15 countries with the highest Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) per capita, as a result of the country’s dependence on coal for power generation.

To address these two serious national challenges, the EE division at SANEDI plans on undertaking a range of solutions-based activities, which are guided by various Legislative commitments, guidance from the Shareholder, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and defined in a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SANEDI and the Department, as well as activities identified through SANEDI’s own research and strategic planning.

Tax Incentives

Energy is essential to life and all living organisms. The sun, directly or indirectly, is the source of all the energy available on Earth. Our energy choices and decisions impact Earth’s natural systems in ways we may not be aware of, so it is essential that we choose our energy sources carefully Energy efficiency means using less energy to provide the same service.

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Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificates for buildings indicates how much energy is being used to operate a building. The energy performance of the building is based on measured energy consumption and is compared to the maximum energy consumption provided for in SANS 10400 XA:2021.

According to the Regulation, all specified data used to determine the EPC and a certified electronic copy of the EPC must be submitted to the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and will be uploaded to the National Building Energy Performance Register (NBEPR). The energy performance of a building is measured in terms of kilowatt-hours per square metre of net floor area, per annum (kWh/m2/pa) in accordance with SANS 1544:2014..

Cool Surfaces

The Cool Surfaces Project began as a collaboration between the South African and United States of America’s respective Departments of Energy under the Clean Energy Ministerial. The Cool Surfaces Project is the response to South Africa’s need for an energy passive, low cost, low maintenance cooling technology for buildings.

ESCo Market Development

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) in collaboration with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and through the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have established a national register for Energy Service Companies (ESCo register).

Standard & Labelling

The Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards and Labelling Programme, implemented by SANEDI, is a priority initiative of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to achieve energy and cost savings as well as the reduction of Green-House-Gas emissions from the promotion of energy efficient appliances, components, and lighting.


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