Posts tagged as efficiency

IEA report: Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016

  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report on global energy intensity which shows that although energy intensity fell in 2015, the rate of progress needs to accelerate much more if sustainability targets are to be achieved. This is the executive summary of the report The full report is available here Global energy […]

Technical study to improve water heater efficiency in South Africa

  The residential sector accounts for approximately 17% of electricity use in South Africa, but as much as 35% during peak periods. Within households the electric water heater, commonly referred to as a geyser, is responsible for between 40 to 50% of total consumption and contributes substantially to morning and evening peaks. This study seeks […]

Energy efficiency conference announced

  The 2016 South African Energy Efficiency Convention and Exhibition (2016SAEEC) will take place at Emperors Palace on 8 and 9 November 2016. This event, which is hosted by the South African Association for Energy Efficiency, brings all energy stakeholders in the region together. The event serves the energy management-, environmental-, facilities building upgrades-, energy […]

Conference addresses energy efficiency and demand side management

  The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) held its 13th annual Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE) conference at the Vineyard Conference Centre in Cape Town recently. The conference addressed issues related to ensuring a sustainable energy future with presentations and plenary meetings which discussed matters pertaining to energy efficiency and demand side […]

Efficiency and control remain understated

  Despite increasing electricity costs and all-round talk of energy efficiency, there is still plenty of room for performance improvements according to Schneider Electric’s Anthony Pickering, the vice president for the company’s Industry in Africa and the Caribbean zone. Pickering, who visited South Africa after his recent appointment to this newly established position, which the […]

Data transparency optimises energy management

  The drying and processing of wood requires a lot of energy. Holzwerke Weinzierl, a timber processing company in Germany nevertheless manages to generate more power than it consumes. The basis for this achievement is a modern energy management system which uses power measurement terminals and embedded PCs to make the plant’s energy use transparent […]

Developments for improved internal combustion gas engines

  Reciprocating internal combustion engine-based generators are among the most mature distributed generation technologies available, accounting for a high percentage distributed generation installations. With the promise of cheaper and abundant gas supplies, gas fired internal combustion engines are being used increasingly for power generation, especially from renewable gas sources. Although the basic internal combustion engine […]

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