Energy Audit

NRG believes that each customer is unique and faces its own energy challenges. We begin with a complete review and understanding of your energy use by conducting an audit of your facilities and buildings.

The goal of the audit is to determine the current energy consumption of a facility and establish the scope of energy solutions that will be beneficial to your business. In doing so, we accurately size a system to the baseload of your facility to ensure there is no “uneconomical” feed-back into the grid or wasted excess energy.

As part of our audit process, we evaluate your energy metering, data analysis and management systems. We ensure that we can accurately monitor your systems and measure results to collect necessary data.

Our audits are aligned with the following standards:

  • UNIDO, King III and ISO 50001 international best practices and standards
  • National Cleaner Production Center, part of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project
  • Private Sector Energy Efficiency Program launched by the National Business Initiative
  • Measurement & Verification Reports generated in accordance with IPMVP 2012 (International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol)
  • Six Sigma DMAIC methodology
  • Government departments and external funders

Energy Efficiency

Picture1Our Team’s Approach

Implementing energy saving and efficiency projects is the first stage in improving any organization’s sustainability and reducing its environmental impact. The NRG team’s approach starts with a site audit to determine what and how much energy is used, next identifies and implements energy efficiency projects, and then installs renewable energy generation technologies. All auditors are Certified Measurement & Verification Professionals (CMVP’s). The energy efficient technologies proposed to clients include efficient lighting, variable speed drives for motors, power factor correction and boiler efficiency improvements. In some cases, specialized audits on compressed air systems, refrigeration and boilers are completed to provide insight on both the demand and supply sides of a company’s energy approach.

In addition, energy savings can also be achieved through implementing a management system focused on training staff and employees to become active contributors to the initiative. Each energy management system is based on the ISO 50 001 framework used globally, and auditing principles are applied using a combination of Six Sigma/DMAIC, International Measurement & Verification Protocols (IPMVP) and UNIDO principles.

Client Financed Solutions

calculator-385506_1280As some of our clients may prefer to own the system outright, our team can manage and quality assure the installation of our clients systems, ensuring their investment is sound. As our team continuously manages and assesses EPC contractors we have a comprehensive due diligence and quality assurance process in place and have an in-depth knowledge of the Solar PV market.

To assist with the financing and development of energy efficiency and generation projects in South Africa, a number of options are available to end-users. These include grants from government departments such as the Department of Trade and Industry, as well as tax credits from the Revenue Service. There are also private project funding mechanisms. In fact, a number of South African banks have facilities from international funders to provide debt financing specifically for “Green Projects”. To qualify for grants and financing, companies generally will be required to perform a baseline study and to undergo metering of energy consumption by Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVP).

Our team includes a number of CMVP’s that are able to identify the funding opportunities most suited to specific project types, as well as to assist with the application process.

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