South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA ENERGY EFFICIENCY MODELING WORKSHOP – JULY 2019

South Africa Energy Efficiency Modelling Workshop

The Department of Energy of South Africa and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) hosted a workshop on July 31st on Energy Efficiency Modelling in the Residential Sector. The workshop gave the opportunity for DOE to present the modeling methodology, assumptions and results of the new tool developed in collaboration with LBNL and USAID to demonstrate the multiple benefits of the revision of the Standard and Labeling program. More than 30 people from government agencies, the private sector, universities and NGO attended the workshop and provided meaningful feedback to be integrated in a final report. The final report will describe the modeling tool and will provide a high level summary of the costs to the government and benefits for the country of revising the S&L program.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS & LABELING PROGRAM

South Africa has committed to pursue improved energy efficiency to encourage a sustainable development of its energy sector. In 2016, the Department of Energy (DoE) implemented the first Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling (S&L) program in the country, covering 7 major residential products and resulting in energy savings equivalent to the generation output of an 800 MW plant.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been assisting DOE since 2013 by providing recommendations and technical analyses to inform the development of the S&L program[1]. LBNL is currently continuing its collaboration with the Department of Energy work in South Africa in the following areas:

  • Impact Assessment: LBNL is working with the Department’s Planning Unit to integrate tools for modeling energy savings and build sustainable local capacity for assessing the impact of energy efficiency standards in a comprehensive energy planning process. LBNL hosted a training in Berkeley for staff from the Department, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
  • Technology Neutral Lighting standard: LBNL is working with UNDP and local consultants to help the Department of Energy assessing the costs and benefits of implementing a technology neutral standard and labeling scheme for lighting.

Source: LBNL, https://eta.lbl.gov/publications/south-africa-energy-savings-estimates

[1] http://eta-publications.lbl.gov/sites/default/files/lbnl-1003759.pdf

BERKELEY LAB TRAINING ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS AND LABELING PROGRAMS

In February 2019, Berkeley Lab hosted a one-week training workshop to further the exchange and collaboration on standard and labeling programs and energy demand modeling with the South Africa Department of Energy and SANEDI.

PDF: Energy Efficiency Collaboration in South Africa: Energy Efficiency Collaboration in South Africa

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