Eskom partner launches Energy Efficiency Services
5 March 2012
ESI-AFRICA.com - 05 March 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa - In a move to innovate and participate in South Africa’s national energy shortage, ICT services company Business Connexion has launched its Energy Efficiency Services, on the back of a signed partnership agreement with Eskom as an official Energy Services Company (ESCO).
In a press release issued here, Business Connexion said it saw this as a R1 billion sector for the operation during the next two years, with a focus on big industry, including the mining and manufacturing sectors, petrochemical, retail, and financial services, plus vast opportunities with government.
Studies to establish energy efficiency, comparing South Africa to other countries with a similar per-capita GDP, indicate that South Africa is more electricity-intensive by between 35% and 65%, of which a significant proportion is estimated to arise from the use of less energy efficient technologies and production processes. This leaves substantial opportunities for energy saving.