Digital Technologies for Energy Management

 

The presentation examines energy management benefits derived from the application of digital technologies in the global and South African industrial sectors. Its aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of energy management and digital technologies within industry and touches on the measures that can be deployed to incentivise greater uptake and effectiveness. 

A contributing factor to improvements in industrial energy intensity has been the growing use of energy management systems, which provide enduring structures and processes for industrial or commercial firms to monitor energy use and improve efficiency.

While positive, the trends relating to improvements in industrial energy intensity and the implementation of energy management systems are dwarfed to those associated with the growing application of information and communication technologies and digitalisation across the global economy. These digitalisation trends have led to significant increases in data availability over the past two years. 

Programme Highlights

 

A contributing factor to improvements in industrial energy intensity has been the growing use of energy management systems, which provide enduring structures and processes for industrial or commercial firms to monitor energy use and improve efficiency.

While positive, the trends relating to improvements in industrial energy intensity and the implementation of energy management systems are dwarfed to those associated with the growing application of information and communication technologies and digitalisation across the global economy. These digitalisation trends have led to significant increases in data availability over the past two years. 

Key Speakers

Presenter: Alfred Hartzenburg – National Project Manager: GEF SA Industrial Energy Efficiency Project

Alf joined the Project in 2011 and profound early outcomes lead to its extension to 2020. The Project has to date reported 4.1 terawatt hour savings.    

He is a Certified Energy Manager and Measurement & Verification Professional with Diplomas in Business Administration, Operations and Financial Management. He is also a Eurem and UNIDO energy efficiency specialist and trainer in energy management, steam, fans, electric motors and compressed air systems optimisation.