How your company’s energy bill can help cut operational costs

Businesses operating in South Africa are under a massive amount of financial strain, and a big contributor to this is electricity spend. The good news is that cutting operational costs is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy bill, and it’s within every...

Energy costs getting out of hand? Pay less with waste heat recovery

Businesses that rely heavily on refrigeration for their day-to-day operations are painfully aware that even the slightest inefficiencies can make a significant impact on their electricity costs, which is why ensuring these systems always perform at an optimal level...

Why Nersa’s electricity price hike for solar users is doomed from the start

A new electricity pricing methodology, proposed by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) on 30 September 2021 has led to a significant backlash from the public as well as various energy industry stakeholders – and for good reason. The concern stems...

With Partnerships, Sustainable Energy becomes Possible

“There are opportunities, natural resources, funding and we’ve got the capability to do it – that is something that excites me!” states Kurt Miller Chief Investment Officer. With partnerships, sustainable energy becomes possible, and this video, produced by Regency Global for Sanlam Investments, proves it. Thanks to Lee Oosthuizen for providing valuable input, and we are proud of our partnership with Dr. Oetker.

Going Green with a Multi-pronged Approach

Reducing carbon footprint, cutting down on energy spend and building sustainable businesses have become priority goals for businesses across the globe, but arguably nowhere more so than in South Africa. Rising energy costs, loadshedding and the pressure to be...

Combining Steam and Refrigeration Plant Utilities for an Optimal Outcome

The implementation of the new 100MW licensing threshold for private generation could make it much easier for businesses reliant on steam – such as in the manufacturing sector (textiles, breweries and so on) – to use their existing infrastructure for power generation. By increasing the pressure of the steam used in one’s operation, a turbine designed to generate additional electricity for the business can then be added to the existing system.

Use Existing Infrastructure to Generate Power

The implementation of the new 100MW licensing threshold for private generation could make it much easier for businesses reliant on steam – such as in the manufacturing sector (textiles, breweries and so on) – to use their existing infrastructure for power generation. By increasing the pressure of the steam used in one’s operation, a turbine designed to generate additional electricity for the business can then be added to the existing system.

Solar-Assisted Refrigeration can Significantly Cut Costs

South African retailers looking for ways to recover from the latest lockdown, as well as recent countrywide looting and vandalism, may welcome the opportunity to cut costs on the system that makes up the bulk of their energy spend – refrigeration

Reducing Energy Usage through Innovative Design

Global Macadamia, international food producer, has built one of the largest macadamia curing and processing facilities in the world, located in the Alkmaar region of Mpumalanga.

Battery Storage is the Next Frontier

Sustainable energy has seen exponential growth in South Africa, primarily led by the rise of solar energy and power purchase agreements (PPAs), with the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry currently accounting for around 6% of the country’s total energy generation.