Demonstration IEE Projects
Policy measure

In 2010, the ‘UNIDO Industrial Energy Efficiency Programme’ was launched as a joint collaboration between the South African government (represented by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)), the Government of Switzerland (represented by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)) and UK Aid-DFID (Department for International Development).  The implementation of the project is being carried out by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). (Mckuur, 2011)

The objective of the project is to “reduce GHG emissions and enhance competitiveness of industry through improved energy efficiency and the transformation of the market for industrial energy efficiency products and services” (Mckuur, 2011).

Component 3 of the project, Demonstration IEE Projects, aims to “enroll medium to large South Africa companies to demonstrate significant energy performance improvements.” (Mckuur, 2011)  


According to Mckuur (2011) the following measures have been implemented within the scope of Component 3:

  • “The savings realized and the process embarked upon by the company will be documented and reported on.

  • Each company will be consulted from the start to outline the plan for demonstration project rollout as well as concluding an agreement with UNIDO on the company’s commitments."

The companies in question will be required to (Mckuur, 2011):

  • “Invest in and implement an Energy Management  system and/or Systems optimisation opportunities.

  • Showcase energy savings from the implementation of an EnMS and/or systems optimisation - pumping, et al.

  • Determine an energy baseline and savings, measured and verified in compliance with SATS 50010. 

  • Allow publication of successes of the demonstration project, subject to an agreement on the content of such a publication by both the company and UNIDO.”

No identified challenges.
No identified outcomes.

Mckuur, G., 2011. Industrial Energy Efficiency Project South Africa. South African Association for ESCos. Presented 22 September 2011.