Department of Energy Acting Director-General has launched on 10 April 2019 the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) High-Resolution Wind Resource Map, which has expanded its coverage to all nine provinces of the country.
Addressing delegates at a seminar in East London, the acting Director-General emphasised the importance of accurately determining the availability of wind resources.
Lights only operate when someone is there; air conditioners are central yet create climate zones for differing comfort levels; banks of computers or other machines can be ‘put to sleep’ after a period of non-activity; lifts only switch on lights when called; underground carparks remain dark until movement occurs and so the list goes on.
The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is pushing energy efficiency, as more and more items become digitised. The internet of things (IoT) includes the refrigerator in your home, the aircon in your office and the entire production process in your factory. The more efficiently these run, the less energy is expended.
The Cool Surfaces Project, managed by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), seeks to cool buildings using energy-passive technology, especially in areas where electricity supply is limited or absent.
The 12L Tax Incentive, according to the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962) allows for a tax deduction of 95c/kwh saved on energy consumption. This is applicable to all energy carriers, not just electricity, with the exception of renewable energy sources and in the case of cool surfaces, would only apply to larger commercial and industrial-size projects.
"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you here in Cape Town to “The Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems Conference” hosted by the World Bank Group. I look forward to a focused symposium, which will cover key topics related to energy storage systems in a future characterized by a rising share of renewable energy. These topics encompass policy, regulatory, financial, business, technological, applications, codes and standards issues that are crucial for the uptake, development and expansion of energy storage in domestic, commercial, industrial, transport, utility and micro-grid applications"
South Africa needs to move with speed in deploying smart grid technologies if it is to take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says the Department of Energy.
Addressing the South African National Energy Development Institute’s (SANEDI) breakfast held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Tuesday, the department’s acting Deputy Director-General (DDG) for Clean Energy, Mokgadi Modise, called on the sector to catch up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a report by SAnews.gov.za.
Minister Radebe will deliver the key note address at South African National Energy Development Institute’s (SANEDI) Energy Breakfast. The energy breakfast will provide an important platform for key energy stakeholders to engage on pertinent energy topics and challenges facing the country and particularly big industry such as mining. The event will feature a panel of speakers led by SANEDI interim chairperson, Mr Nkululeko Buthelezi.
The School of Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), in collaboration with the Southern African Regional Branch of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) presented a three day International Training Seminar on Managing Waste as a Resource. Along with a five day Summer School as an introduction to the new coursework’s Master of Science in Engineering in Waste and Resources Management (WaRM).
The Master of Science in Engineering in WaRM Course will become available from 2019. The course was designed to provide engineering and science graduates with theoretical, research and design knowledge. This knowledge can be applied in providing engineering solutions to various environmental problems. Such solutions are compliant with the environmental regulations and essentially focus on waste and resources management.
The partnership between the University of South Africa (Unisa), mining company Exxaro Resources and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) officially launched its first institutional anaerobic biogas digester at Earth Centre in Johannesburg this week.
The 10 cubic metre bio-digester uses a feedstock of horse manure diluted with a sustainable volume of water, including grey water, to produce biogas fuel for heating applications. In households, schools, early childhood development centres and community facilities, the fuel can be used for as a substitute for electricity or LPG. It can be used for cooking, water heating, space heating and lighting.
Notwithstanding recent and continued
advances in the roll-out of renewable
energy and energy ef f iciency
measures, South African National Energy
Development Institute (Sanedi) GM for cleaner
fossil fuel use Professor Tony Surridge
expects coal to continue to form a significant
com ponent of South Africa’s energy generation
South Africa currently boasts a population of approximately 57.7 million according to Statistics South Africa. At present, an estimated 86% has access to electricity while more than 5 million individuals still do not have access to clean running water. If there are two things that South Africans know all too well, it is load shedding and water shortages. While inherently being a country filled with natural resources, the supply is by no means infinite. In order to minimize interruptions in service delivery and ensure that there will be enough resources available for generations to come, every individual has to take the necessary steps to reduce personal consumption at their homes...
The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development’s (DID) Green Agenda is about exploring innovative technological ways that are efficient in resources, such as alternative building materials, energy, water, air, carbon emissions etc...
Representatives of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) recently attended the CSIR-hosted Switzerland Global Enterprises (SGE) Cleantech mission to promote trade and R&D in the clean technology and energy efficiency industries. Part of the mission was to seek opportunities for partnerships between South Africa and Switzerland...
The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has awarded its prize for Carbon Capture & Storage Special Award at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists. A Grade 11 learner, Nyeleti Mashele from Sir Pierre Van Ryneveld High School in Kempton Park was also awarded the prize for overall Best Female Project by Eskom Expo...
At the 2018 South African National Energy Association (SANEA) awards evening, held at the end of August 2018, the Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development (RECORD) unit of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) presented two awards in the RECORD Renewable Energy Research Excellence (RERE) categories...
Interest for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology continues to grow amongst young people in South Africa. This was evidenced during the 2018 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Regional Science Fairs in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces respectively...