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Families and members at Airforce Base Makhado, Limpopo, are reaping the benefits of yet another energy efficiency project – this time, solar geysers designed to reduce the damage of limescale build up and the amount of electricity used to heat water in domestic housing. Piloted as one of the projects implemented through a five-year partnership between the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the military, this installation is part of ongoing research to ensure sustainable energy as well as quantify energy, cost and emissions savings through energy efficient and renewable energy interventions...

November 16, 2022

Accounting Officers and building owners in South Africa have only three weeks left to obtain and appropriately display Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) at the entrances of their buildings in compliance with Notice 700 of 2020 under the National Energy Act, 1998 (Act no 34 of 2008), or face penalties...

November 16, 2022

Green Hydrogen production is touted as an important future alternative fuel globally and according to Internal Renewable Energy Agency's World Energy Transitions Outlook, fully implemented, it could meet up to 12 percent of final energy consumption by 2050. It presents enormous economic opportunities for developing and emerging markets like South Africa where our bountiful supply of minerals and renewable energy resource puts us in a prime position to maximise the array of opportunities this fairly new sector offers....

October 31, 2022

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), in conjunction with industry representatives within South African Smart Grids Initiative (SASGI) developed first national smart grid vision document. The vision document articulates the long-term aspirations and development objectives for the electricity supply industry in South Africa and the country goals towards achieving the benefits of a Smart Grid (SG)...

October 19, 2022

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has mandated the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) to implement the national Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards and Labelling (S&L) Programme. The Programme has been in place for large residential appliances...

October 17, 2022

The Board of Directors at the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Zwanani Titus Mathe as the new Chief Executive Officer. Dr Mathe’s appointment will take effect on 1 October 2022...

October 04, 2022

As the sun sets on another Women’s Month in South Africa, we continue to celebrate the achievements of young and passionate women across historically male dominated sectors like energy – reminding everyone that what is good for the gander can be good for the goose...

September 15, 2022

Heat stress affects millions of children at schools, impacts their health and learning development. The reality of climate change is that children will become increasingly vulnerable and at risk to anthropogenic heating. This can result in severe dehydration, heat exhaustion, cramps and heat stroke. As a result, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is taking the cool back to the school...

July 29, 2022

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is celebrating a decade of commitment to development, innovation, efficiency and sustainability in energy consumption. In light of this milestone, SANEDI has reflected on the ten unique ways that the organisation’s work has excelled at its mandate through multiple groundbreaking initiatives. SANEDI was founded ten years ago on 19 July...

July 29, 2022

It is often said that energy is the lifeblood of an economy, that it is a key enabler that supports the economic activities of the country; however, although very important, it remains a means to an end...

June 20, 2022

On the 25th of May 2022, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) together with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) hosted a workshop for Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) SANAS Accredited Inspection Bodies (IB) at CEF House...

June 06, 2022

The Solar Heat Worldwide report has been published annually since 2005 within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Technology Collaboration Programme (SHC TCP) of the International Energy Agency (IEA). ..

June 01, 2022

A hot water geyser guzzles as much as 40% of the amount of electricity used by the average household. Turn the geyser thermostat to around 60C, install a geyser blanket and ..

May 22, 2022

Two major research organisations are combining forces to identify the optimal thermal technologies companies can use …

May 21, 2022

Energy sector leader Lethabo Manamela has identified at least three issues she believes South Africans should tackle with greater urgency.

May 21, 2022

CLASP’s 2021 report titled “In-depth Assessment of Water Efficiency Opportunities in South Africa” found that standards for taps and showerheads could address the country’s linked water and energy crises by reducing the use of water and electricity needed to heat some of that water.

May 21, 2022

South Africa can significantly improve water and energy efficiency by aligning its tap labelling programme with international standards, according to a new study released ahead of National Water Week marked on 20 to 26 March 2022.

May 21, 2022

A Day of the year has been allocated to the power of the sun thanks to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). International Day of the Sun on 03 May is meant to recognise and promote the expansion of this abundant renewable energy resource.

April 28, 2022

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) announces its new board appointed by the minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Gwede Mantashe, following the expiration of the previous board’s term.

April 8, 2022

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has sparked fears of a global energy supply crisis affecting electricity and fuel security. As the world’s third largest oil producer, uncertainty around oil supply from Russia has sent the oil price soaring.

April 8, 2022

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) commissioned the University of Johannesburg’s Process, Energy and Environmental Technology Station (UJ PEETS) to take stock of the current status of micro-digesters and the wider state of the technology in South Africa and globally.

March 31, 2022
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