According to the International Energy Agency, many companies are using up to 100% more energy than they would if they were best practice, energy efficient businesses. After the power crisis of 2007 and 2008, and the steep rises in electricity tariffs that followed, South African industrial groups moved quickly to reduce their energy consumption. Yet few of them have yet completely transformed their businesses to reach optimal or high levels of energy efficiency. The result is that most large organisations are missing cost reduction opportunities worth millions or even hundreds of millions of rand each year.
Ensight Energy Solutions assists industrial operations with becoming more energy efficient and lowering their carbon footprint. We sit down with three members of the company via Skype to find out how they are actively working to ensure that, through a multi-disciplinary engineering approach, a cleaner energy future can be produced.
ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
According to the International EnergyAgency, many companies are using up to 100% more energy than they would if they were best practice energy efficient businesses, says provider of efficient solutions for reducing energycosts and carbon emissions Ensight EnergySolutions CEO Francis Barram.
The persistent drought in most of the country over the last couple of years and especially in the Western Cape these last two years should serve as a wakeup call to South African industry and government. We live in a water-scarce country, yet many organisations are failing to manage water usage in a way that reflects just how precious this resource is and how important it is to conserve it.
TAPPSA – WATER
A decade after the power crisis of 2007 and 2008, and the subsequent steep electricity price increases, many large industrial groups in South Africa mistakenly believe that they have successfully transformed their businesses to reach optimal or high levels of energy efficiency. Yet this assumption is often incorrect – meaning that most large organisations are missing cost reduction opportunities worth millions or even hundreds of millions of rand each year.
TAPPSA – ENERGY: OPINION PIECE
8 September 2015
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A primary concern for mining companies in South Africa is the spiralling costs of energy – and when an annual electricity bill is around R500 million – reducing these costs is key.