ASSAf Study on Electrical Energy Efficiency Technologies in South Africa

The country’s electrical energy efficiency technologies are highlighted in an Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) study entitled The State of Research, Development and Innovation of Electrical Energy Efficiency Technologies in South Africa that will be launched next week.


The availability of energy is an important driver of a nation’s development and

recognised as such in South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP). Energy efficiency warrants serious attention as it is a cost-effective means of reducing energy consumption.


This report provides valuable insights into the research strengths that exist in South Africa in the various sub-fields of energy efficiency and identifies research areas

in need of strengthening. Recommendations are made to support the progress that has been made.


The report was commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and while the focus is on electrical energy efficiency, guidance is also provided on how an enhanced focus on tribology, a wide-ranging interdisciplinary field with prospects to increase efficiencies and reduce wastage over a range of activities, may contribute to energy efficiency.


The study aims to inform DST of opportunities for further development in in human capital development, intellectual property output and technology development and innovation, in order to promote the adoption of energy efficiency technologies in South Africa.

The report will be launched on


Date:                                       Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Time:                                       11:00 for 11:30 – 14:00 (lunch will be served)

Venue:                                    African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Nellmapius Drive,

                                                Irene, Pretoria



Members of the Media are invited to attend. RSVP to Patsy Scholtz @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The full report will be available on on 19 June 2018.


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