Energy Assessments and Audits
As an energy services company, Solek provides turnkey solutions under the Eskom’s Integrated Demand Management (IDM) programme. We identify and implement projects leading to energy savings and improved energy efficiency.
Energy audits and improvement plans focus on the Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial sectors and include:
- Efficient lighting
- Energy Monitoring and Control
- Motors and VSD’s (Variable Speed Drives)
- Process optimization
Significant energy savings and financial benefits can be realised by implementing energy efficient technologies.
Eskom has made several incentive programmes available in order to encourage the private sector to engage in projects resulting in energy savings. These programmes entitle the customer to receive a rebate from Eskom based on the savings achieved, especially when technology improvements such as efficient lighting, VSD’s and heat pumps are achieved.
Solek has been involved in various projects and is well-positioned to identify and implement energy efficiency projects under the Eskom IDM program. We are also able to administrate the rebate process. The IDM process typically takes 3-6 months based on the standardised process shown below:
Where to start
Normally we kick-off the process with a walkthrough audit to identify the savings prospects at the facility, after which we develop a business case and project proposal which is presented to our clients. Such proposal should assist clients to make informed decisions regarding energy efficiency projects and what to implement when.
As consulting engineers and project managers we aim at long-term sustainability. If the project is feasible, we are responsible for the procurement and installation of the project, the administration of the rebate process and the overall project management.
Since the Eskom rebates and financial savings are usually quite significant, the return on investment of such projects is extremely favourable. Investigating the possibility of these projects can be regarded as a necessity.
Our team would like to have the opportunity to do an audit and discuss the possibility of such an endeavour at your facility.