In cooperation with the DMRE and funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), SAGEN coordinated the installation and retrofit of 123 High Masts of 40m height in Matjhabeng Municipality in the Free State Province. The aim of this Energy Efficiency Streetlighting Retrofit Project was to test innovative technical specifications and realise massive savings (1000W HPS to 400W LED). All these installations were completed in July 2020
Photos ©  D’Afrique Photo Services

SAGEN, in collaboration with SUNREF, IFC and Standard Bank hosted a workshop on preparing bankable EE investment project proposals.  The workshop was offered in conjunction with the 2019 SAEEC conference and attended by 30 registered conference delegates as well as 30  ESCO representatives who were invited through the ESCO register to attend free of charge.  The workshop took place on 12 & 13 November 2019
Photo credit:  Marlett Balmer, GIZ-SAGEN

With funding by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), SAGEN supported the establishment and  installation of the LED Technology Demonstration at The Innovation Hub campus in the City of Tshwane in July 2019. The aim of this project is to showcase different LED technologies for research, exhibition and learning purpose. walkway at the Innovation Hub in the City of Tshwane.
Photos © Brett Eloff; GIZ, SAGEN

Together with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), SAGEN launched the “Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge” guideline and training programme in June 2019; attended by 32 experts and practitioners representing the broader energy and municipal wastewater industry.
Photos © Manyatsa Monyamane; GIZ,SAGEN

(Left) Ribbon-cutting and switching-on of the panels was done by (from left to right) the Programme Director for the South African German Energy Programme Director, Dr. Sascha Thielmann, City of Tshwane (ex) Councillor Darryl Moss and GIZ SA and Lesotho Country Director Mr. Martin Weiss.
(Right) Our support to theP V Installation Project at the City of Tshwane Electricity Division, which will enable the city to train officials and demonstrate functional operations and performance of a PV system. The Launch of the PV installed took place in December 2018 at the Fortsig Electricity Depot.
Photos © Manyatsa Monyamane; GIZ, SAGEN

As part of the SALGA-DMRE-GIZ “SSEG Development Support Programme”, in which 41 municipalities responded to the open call for participation; municipalities received training and technical advice to prepare for SSEG and redefine their role in the electricity value chain by adapt their funding and operating models.
Photos © Manyatsa Monyamane; GIZ,SAGEN

In cooperation with the DMRE, SAGEN commissioned a pilot project in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBM) under the custonship of the Department to simulate the revised National Solar Water Heater Programme (NSWHP) model. Through this project, 200x NSW systems were installed in the Walmer township in July 2018.
Photos © Brett Eloff, GIZ SAGEN

Together with the DMRE, SAGEN supported the installation of 200 solar water heaters in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality in 2018.  The objectives of the pilot project was to implement a mini version of  the ambitious National Solar Water Heating Programme.  Twenty learners were selected to participate in the accredited training for installer aides and received their certification. Three learners found employment immediately after the course.   Beneficiary households received training based on the household user manual, outlining basic care and maintenance procedures.
Photos © Brett Eloff, GIZ SAGEN

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