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Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day Press Release

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is proud to announce its participation in the global Earth Overshoot Day on 1 August 2018. This marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year...

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01 Aug, 18

SANEDI/South African Agency for Sciencce and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) collaboration awareness raising event

To ensure the effective and efficient dissemination of information on SANEDI’s programmes, it has been necessary to forge collaborative partnerships with other government departments and State-owned entities for maximum exposure, given budgetary constraints.
SANEDI accepted an invite from Minister of the Department of Science & Technology, (Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane), to attend the SAASTA/DST Hydro-System Launch held on 13 April 2018 at Poelano High School in Ventersdorp - North West Province...

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13 Apr, 18

Hybrid Technologies in South Africa full report

In the context of this study, hybridisation is the coupling of a renewable energy technology with an existing fossil fuel technology in order to deliver the same energy service. Hybridised energy systems are designed to replace, augment or boost conventional fossil fuel technologies with renewable energy technologies...

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15 Jan, 18

Solar Payback

Solar Payback

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) have teamed up for the international ‘Solar Payback’ project, which aims to increase the use of solar thermal energy in industrial processes. The Kick-Off Meeting took place in Johannesburg on 23January 2017...

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01 Feb, 17

SANEDI/SACCCS Mentee Scoops The Beijing International Award

Mandisa Xaba from Sakhwele Secondary School at eZakheni, KZN hoisted the South African Flag by winning the Gold Medal in Beijing on 26 March 2017 for her project titled: “Production of Heat Energy from CO2 Emissions: The Effect of Forces on the Chemical Composition and Thermal Behaviour of CO2 (The Mathematical Study) focused on converting carbon dioxide (CO2) from vehicles and power industries into heat energy...

Mandisa was discovered by the Stakeholder Engagement Team in September 2016 and in October 2016 she won the Carbon Capture & Storage Special Award of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair.
Rofhiwa Raselavhe and Wiseman Ngcobo have been mentoring Mandisa in preparation for the 2017 Beijing Youth Creation Competition. The CCS Category was introduced in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists to popularise the technology amongst the learners and the Educators alike. In tandem with the Eskom Expo, SANEDI’s Pilot Schools Project initiative aims at identifying and unleashing innovation amongst the young people, whilst at the same time demystifying the myth around Maths, Science & Technology.
Congratulations are in order for Mandisa, our Scientist in the making. She has demonstrated against all odds that one’s attitude determines one’s altitude. Coming from the rural area with lack of educational amenities did not deter Mandisa from pressing on. SANEDI is proud of Mandisa for setting a precedence in the rural area. Mr Kevin Nassiep, the CEO committed at Bhambanani in the KZN at the handing over ceremony of the Science Tool Kits held on 23 March 2017 that SANEDI will continue to support the Schools’ initiatives.
26 Mar, 17
SANEDI exhibition at the 2018 Department of Energy budget vote speech

SANEDI exhibition at the 2018 Department of Energy budget vote speech

The South African National Energy Development Institute exhibited at the 2018 Department of Energy Budget Vote speech. The purpose of the exhibition was to share information on SANEDI’s activities with government representatives, the private sector and the general public. The visitors who graced the SANEDI stand were provided with information about various programmes within the organisation. Some members of the audience were more interested in funding and collaboration opportunities offered by the organisation. Furthermore, the delegates were also interested in SANEDI’s contribution to the development of renewable energy programmes in rural communities. SANEDI also shared information with the delegates on some of the projects that have already been implemented as well as projects that are currently underway...

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2017 SOLTRAIN SPECIALISED COURSE

2017 Soltrain specialised course

Implementation of Solar Water Heating (SWH) systems could play a major role in reducing stress on the security of electricity supply, at domestic scale and also for heating and cooling at a commercial level e.g. in hospitals, hotels, student hostels, as well as providing heat for industrial processes. The SOLTRAIN project aims to tackle these needs and create opportunitiŒes through addressing the SWH sector across six partner countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) viz. Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Partner countries of SOLTRAIN phase 3 are pursuing policies that enhance security of supply, energy conserva on and that increase energy access. The project has been running on three phases, SANEDI and the Centre for Sustainable and Renewable Energy Studies (CRSES) are the South African implementation partners for SOLTRAIN phase 3...

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Promoting market-based deployment of Energy Efficiency solutions in Municipal Waterworks: Pilot Initiative in South Africa

Municipal water supply and waste water systems are amongst the largest consumers of electricity in municipalities. Electricity costs can amount to between 40 and 70 percent of total running costs of municipal water infrastructure. In countries with carbon-intensive electricity grids, water infrastructure consequently generates substantial CO2 emissions. As urban populations continue to grow, the adoption of clean energy technologies in municipal water infrastructure is critical to accommodate the growing demand for service delivery in an environmentally and economically sustainable way...

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Brics Youth Energy Roundtable Dialogue held at the University of the Western Cape

Building on the progress and advances made in BRICS Energy collaboration since 2015, the proposed new thematic areas for the BRICS energy agenda lie on different levels and further recognises that the transition to a more environmentally sustainable energy sector, necessitates investments in energy and related infrastructure, which in turn contributes to improved energy security.
The Republic of South Africa during its Chairship of BRICS for 2018 hosted the Third Meeting of the Working Group on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency on 17th and 18th May 2018 in Cape Town. South Africa welcomed delegations of energy experts from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of China...

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