The group deals with energy efficiency at the demand level. Energy efficiency is an economic resource a and should be an essential consideration when specifying or purchasing equipment which requires energy to operate. The group looks at the effects on single businesses and the national picture.
Much of the work continues to be in the industrial sector, while work in the building sector is growing, particularly with the advent of the Green Building Council of South Africa. The group is currently carrying out work under the Eskom Demand Side Management programme, researching the potential for DSM with industrial electrical loads and are also accredited as a Monitoring & Verification body under this programme.
More information on this group’s research activities can be found on the ERC website.