The Research Programme at the University of Pretoria is designed around supporting the successful implementation of projects within SANEDI’s Data and Knowledge Management (DKM) programme
Furthermore, the programme is designed to support data driven high confidence, decision making processes though publications, capacity building and system development for project Monitoring and Evaluation purposes.
The DKM programme through this Research Programme, also plans to develop crucial energy planning tools for Climate Change Mitigation (CGM) and renewable energy resource modelling.
The Residential Energy Consumption project is focused around the collection of residential energy consumption data. This data is based upon the types of electrical appliances and their end-use by individuals within the different Living Standard Measure (LSM) across South Africa. The appliance end-use data utilised within the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) model for analysis, enabling policy makers with a better understanding and visibility of residential energy side. Furthermore, this project supports aspects of the review of the National Energy Efficiency Strategy (NEES) targets, together with the National Standards & Labelling Programme (S&L) impact assessment.