In this light, the South African-German Energy Programme (SAGEN) GIZ and its partners, the Department of Energy and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is supporting selected municipalities to enable them to implement municipal energy management systems (MEMS) within the operational structures of the municipality, with the aim to reduce their own consumption of electricity. In this context, an energy management system refers to a structured process to identify energy cost centres, measure energy supply, identify opportunities for energy savings, plan energy saving interventions, implement interventions and measure and report impact.
Overview of SAGEN MEMS support:
Since municipalities in South Africa differ widely in terms of their size, capacity and resources as well as their levels of awareness and implementation of energy efficiency measures. The project accommodated this by identifying three different “categories” of municipalities (Innovators – Aspirants – Beginners) and will implement different and adapted approaches of support suited to the needs of each.
The approach is summarised as follows:
Support Type: Facilitating Knowledge Exchange between Metro municipalities. Specific topics to be identified and supported.
Eligibility: This call is for Metropolitan Municipalities only
Support Type: Intense Support for 4 – 6 municipalities in developing a MEMS. Ideal municipalities should have some experience with energy managementEligibility: This call is for District and Local Municipalities only
Support Type: Awareness raising and capacity building for municipalities interested in starting to manage their consumption
Eligibility: This call is for District and Local Municipalities only
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