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    • An alternative approach for sustainable industrial DSM in South Africa 

      Kriel, Christiaan Johannes Roux (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
      Eskom generates 95% of the electricity consumed in South Africa. As a result of insufficient generation capacity, Eskom is struggling to meet the growing electricity demand. Load shedding had to be implemented during 2014 ...
    • Automated mine compressed air control for sustainable savings 

      Jonker, Jeandré (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
      Compressed air generation consists of approximately 19% of a mine’s total electricity consumption. It was found that manually operated compressed air networks are controlled inefficiently. The need exists to reduce the ...
    • A DSM approach for water usage and electricity costs on water distribution networks 

      Schoeman, Willem (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
      Throughout the world – and particularly in South Africa – there is a need to use water more efficiently. Water demand increases, water pollution and climate change are placing our limited water resources under tremendous ...
    • Energy management for improved profitability of small manufacturing enterprises 

      Kaputu, Chisakula (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2015)
      Approximately 75% of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) created in South Africa (SA) fail in the first year. This is a serious socio-economic problem as SMMEs in South Africa employ over 60% of the workforce and ...
    • An integrated energy management strategy for the deep-level gold mining industry 

      Bredenkamp, Johannes Izak Gabriël (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
      In recent years, the South African deep-level gold mining industry experienced a rapid decline in gold production figures. Numerous challenges – such as lower ore-grade mining, low commodity prices and higher-than-inflation ...
    • Tariff structure selection for optimal electricity cost savings on a process plant 

      Pezulu, Pheladi Sepopo (North-West University (South Africa), Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
      South Africa's electricity grid is currently under strain due to the high demand of electricity. This strain on the grid has resulted in the increase of electricity costs that has put financial pressure on consumers. In ...