Published on 16 November 2021
SWH fact sheet digital 2 update.pdf
In collaboration with the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE), we supported a pilot project which installed 200 solar water heaters in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality. To review the pilot project, SAGEN commissioned a study that investigated the impact of solar water heater use by low-income households over a period of one and a half years. The results presented by the study emphasised the importance of hot water for households and the impact of energy consumption on household budgets. The impact assessment concluded that the use of solar water heaters positively impacted on recipient households through the reduction in energy consumption and resulting monetary savings of R103 per month on average were recorded. Solar water heaters also saved time and improved the feeling of well-being through having hot water readily available.
Published on 15 November 2021
LED Walkway Webinar - 3 presentations.zip
The three presentations can be downloaded as one zipped file:
Published on 08 April 2021
Tagged in EE
20210329_dena for LEDWalkway Webinar.pdf
LED Walkway Webinar was held to share international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. A keynote input came from Dena (a German Energy Agency) sharing energy efficient lighting perspectives from Germany and also sharing challenges and opportunities for municipalities.
Author: Dr Karsten Lindloff
20210330_SANEDI on behalf of DMRE_LEDWalkway.pdf
LED Walkway Webinar was held to share international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration.
SANEDI gave an overview of the implementation activities on behalf of the DMRE.
Author: Stalin Ndlovu
20210330_TU Berlin for LEDWalkway 1.pdf
LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. The Technical University of Berlin shared on the energy efficient lighting research priorities, trends, and focus.
Author: Heike Schumacher
Published on 08 April 2021
20210330_TU Berlin for LEDWalkway Webinar 2.pdf
LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. An Energy Economist shared LED Street Lighting Exhibitions in South Africa, reviews and possibilities of demonstrating latest LED technologies, and collaboration experience with South Africa.
Author: Mr Andreas Jahn
20210330_TUT Lighting Tool_LEDWalkway 1.pdf
LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. The University of Tshwane shared on the energy efficient lighting decision-making tool/application they created.
Author: Prof OD Dintchev
20210330_TUT Lighting Tool_LEDWalkway 2.pdf
LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. The TUT team gave a Demo Outline of the EE Lighting Tool/Application.
Author: Mark Muwanguzi & Giscard Binini
LED Walkway Webinar on sharing international experience and lessons learned on energy efficient lighting research and demonstration. The demonstration project is funded by the Swiss Government as part of the bilateral agreement with South Africa through its entity Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) under an Energy Efficient Street Lighting Retrofit Project (EEStLRP) implemented by GIZ with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
Author: Gerhard Pienaar
Published on 09 July 2020
Tagged in EE
GIZ_SALGA, 2020, WWTW audit guideline.pdf
The purpose of this guideline is to provide an overview and methodology description of how to perform an energy efficiency audit at a waste water treatment plant. Specific focus is placed on how to execute an audit with its associated calculations and compiling an informed and effective audit report. Two case study audits are also included as examples to the guideline user on how the information in the guideline is applied in practice, as demonstrated at two municipal WWTWs. The guideline serves as the basis for a training course to establish a standardised methodology for conducting energy audits in the WWTW sector, as well as to develop capacity and skills to perform such an audit. The guide covers the following topics:
Author: Watergroup Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Published on 29 September 2020
GIZ_SEA,2020, Guide for Energy Savings in Motor-driven Systems in Munics WWTP.pdf.pdf
This guideline is meant to be a resource for decision-makers, managers and operational staff who are responsible for the planning, management, maintenance and operation of municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The purpose of the guide is to provide information on how to reduce energy consumption in WWTPs, specifically through the maintenance and/or replacement of motors. Importantly, this guide answers the critical question of ‘when should a motor be rewound instead of replaced?’ The guide complements other work being undertaken by SAGEN on municipal energy management systems and energy management in WWTPs.
Authors: GIZ SAGEN, Sustainable Energy Africa, and Triple Point Solutions
GIZ_SEA, 2020, WWTP Motor-driven Systems Energy Savings Poster.pdf.pdf
The poster provides information on how to reduce energy consumption in Waste Water Treatment Plants, specifically through the maintenance and/or replacement of motors.
Authors: GIZ SAGEN, Sustainable Energy Africa
Published on 25 June 2019
Tagged in Biogas, Local Government, Municipalities, Skills
About: The Anaerobic Digestion Guideline is a practical guideline for wastewater practitioners and managers involved in the planning, design, operation, maintenance and management of WWTW. The guideline is based on the premise of the American “Capable Plant” concept which demonstrates a holistic management process for the beneficial use of biosolids and biogas naturally generated during the anaerobic digestion process. The Guideline will form the basis of a series of training and capacity building events for municipalities offered through WISA. Disclaimer: The use of the Guideline is restricted to private use and may not be used for income generation purposes. Should any content be cited from the guideline, kindly acknowledge the authors and GIZ as publisher. The content of the guideline has been compiled by subject matter experts, peer reviewed by sector experts and tested during three pilot training sessions in municipalities. Although every effort has been taken to ensure the correctness of the content, GIZ-SAGEN, the authors and peer reviewers are not liable for any damages caused by the use of the content of the Guideline. Author: WaterGroup Holdings
Published on 05 June 2019
Tagged in Flagship-publications
GIZ-SAGEN supports capacity building measures to improve the operation and maintenance of municipal wastewater treatment plants, and to promote the use of generated biogas for power and heat applications. This fact sheet describes how a practical guideline i.e. the "Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Sludge" was developed for this purpose, and piloted in three training sessions in order to test the concept and lend to the development of the guideline.
Published on 03 March 2019
Tagged in Flagship-publications
SAGEN SWH FS - Digital SA.pdf
GIZ-SAGEN supported a pilot solar water heater (SWH) installation project in 2018 to test the implementation concept of the National Solar Water Heating Programme, and recommend best practise to the Department of Energy. The fact sheet summarises the experiences and lessons learned from the pilot project completed in co-operation with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
Published on 04 June 2018
Tagged in Biogas, Flagship-publications, Municipalities
Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study_Zeekoegat.pdf
This report provides a summary of the results for the feasibility assessment of a biogas to CHP project for the City of Tshwane's waste water treatment works facility, Zeekoegat.
Authors: Water Group Holdings, AKUT and AD Solutions
Executive Summary_GIZ-AKUT Biogas Feasibility Study _ Kingstonvale.pdf
This report provides a summary of the results for the feasibility assessment of a biogas to CHP project for the City of Mbombela's waste water treatment works facility, Kingstonvale.
Published on 30 April 2017
Tagged in Biogas
GIZ_Ibert, 2017, Biogas Utilisation at Zandam Cheese Factory, Case Study.pdf.pdf
This case study documents the business model for the ibert biogas plant at Zandam Cheese Factory, Western Cape.
Authors: SAGEN & Ibert
Published on 01 October 2016
Tagged in Biogas
GIZ_ARC, 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from Agro-Waste in South Africa.pdf
The study aims to obtain a high level estimation of the biogas potential from the anaerobic digestion of agro-waste in South Africa. The 3 broad categories of ago-waste sectors that were examined for the purpose of this study included the livestock sector; meat processing sector and agro-industrial sector.
Author: Agricultural Research Council (ARC)
Published on 01 August 2016
Tagged in Solar water heater
GIZ_Basadi, 2016, Solar Water Heater Baseline Port Elizabeth.pdf
The aim of consultancy was to collect baseline data regarding household socio-economic profiles, energy consumption patterns, current levels of household knowledge regarding SWH and the willingness of the community to be beneficiaries of the SWH systems. The objective was to indicate cost and energy savings calculations after the installation of the SWH, and to develop a community consultation and communication programme that will outline the required steps to ensure the success implemented at the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality pilot-project.
Author: Basadi Integrated Development Specialists
Published on 01 July 2016
Tagged in Biogas
GIZ_AD Solutions, 2016, Biogas Technology Matrix.pdf.pdf
The aim of the review is to provide an overview of the different kinds of biogas applications focusing on the South African context. The report also mentions the typical substrates/feedstocks associated with each technology and conditions for its utilisation. Upgrading technologies for the cleaning of biogas is also included.
Author: AD Solutions
Published on 01 June 2016
Tagged in Biogas, Municipalities
GIZ_WEC 2016, Assessment of Biogas Potential from WWTP in South Africa.pdf
South African wastewater treatment works (WWTW) have a high savings potential on their electricity bill through the generation of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of sludge for their own consumption. The objective of this study was to review the potential of all municipal WWTW larger than 10ML/day for a biogas and CHP project.
Author: WEC Projects
Published on 01 May 2016
Tagged in Biogas, Skills
GIZ_AltGen, 2016, Skills Needs and Job Potential for the Biogas Industry in South Africa.pdf
One of the key aspects in developing a biogas market in South Africa and understanding the full potential of the technology is unpacking the specific skill-sets required and job potential that the biogas industry holds. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore in detail the employment potential from biogas along the main phases of a typical biogas project, as well as 4 categories of project sizes. The study also looked at the various skills and levels thereof needed for each project phase.
Author: AltGen Consulting