Energy Project of The Year



18 November 2015

Awarded to recognize energy efficiency projects that have delivered outstanding energy saving results in the energy industry within the Southern African region.

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE) Awards Programme annually recognises outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies in the energy industry. The Awards are a token of recognition for the commitment to the profession; desire to further the association's mission, and participation in civic and community affairs. These prestigious Awards were presented at the Annual SAEE Banquet and Awards Ceremony on 11 November 2015 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.  The event also marked the official opening of the SAEE’s annual flagship event, the Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (2015SAEEC).  
 
 
Energy Project of The Year
 
  • Awarded to recognize energy efficiency projects that have delivered outstanding energy saving results in the energy industry within the Southern African region.
  • Brownfield or Greenfield projects in the residential, commercial or industrial sectors were considered.
  • A project that has employed innovative and effective ways of reducing the use of energy resources through implementing energy management, renewable energy installations, energy efficiency, installing energy saving devices, optimizing processes, implementing standards, expanded access to power, innovative means of conservation, etc.
  • A project that has demonstrated an exceptional return on investment to demonstrate that energy efficiency makes business sense.
 
Energy Project of The Year Finalists...
  • MTN – LTM Energy
  • Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) and its ESCo, Ensight Energy Solutions
  • NCPC
 
Energy Project of The Year 2015 Winner!
  • Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) and its ESCo, Ensight Energy Solutionst
Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) and its ESCo, Ensight Energy Solutions, have implemented an Energy Leadership Program (ELP) in its titanium dioxide mine, processing plant and smelter. The ELP started October 2013 now in September, 2015 the electrical load of Richards Bay Minerals has been reduced in peak by over 66 MW and continuously by 25 MW, delivering an annualised energy saving of 215 GWh of electricity per year. These projects have been successfully registered with Eskom, assisting in reducing the strain on the National Grid.
 
The environmental benefits resulting from the RBM ELP has been significant with over 131,000 tons of CO2 emissions saved and 5,400 million litres of water consumption saved to date. Based on the current forecast, 220,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and 17,400-million litres water will be saved by 31 December 2015.
 
RBM’ allocated a substantial investment for the ELP, including securing significant Eskom IDM funding. At the end August 2015 the ELP has saved RBM R126 million in energy costs. The ELP project achieved ‘break even’ in 9 months. By the end of ELP contract, and Program is targeted to achieve an ROI exceeding 500%. This outcome powerfully demonstrates that energy management makes solid business sense.    
 

 







The SAEEC is a proud chapter of the AEE.