Cooling as a Service: a revolution in industrial refrigeration

Cooling as a Service is increasingly popular in industrial refrigeration. By exchanging ownership for usership and transferring operational risks to the service supplier, companies can focus on their core business and at the same time profit from the latest...

Case Study: Netcare’s sustainability journey

How Netcare, in collaboration with Energy Partners, radically decreased their carbon footprint and improved financial performance.   Project Overview: In 2013, Netcare Ltd, one ofSouth Africa’s leading privatehealthcare providers,embarked on a mission toreduce...

Case Study: How meticulous planning kept production running during Sasol shutdown

Industrial complexes, like Sasol One in Sasolburg, have scheduled shutdowns every three to five years, to allow critical maintenance and plant upgrades to be performed. During these shutdowns, supply of critical utilities such as steam, can be interrupted, leading to...

What will it take for industrial cooling to meet the environmental challenge?

Industrial cooling systems are among the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to their high energy consumption and the potential leakage of harmful refrigerants. To meet stringent environmental regulations and societal expectations,...

Sovereign reaffirms commitment to Cooling-as-a-Service with Energy Partners

Building on the successful partnership at its Kariega, Eastern Cape, Further Processing Facility, Sovereign has again entered into a Cooling-as-a-Service (CaaS) agreement with Energy Partners (EP) to meet growing production demands as efficiently and reliably as...

Evaluating Eskom’s bold turnaround claims: what SA’s C&I companies need to know

​Arguably, the most talked-about point to emerge from this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) was that ‘the end of loadshedding is finally within reach’. Since then, the assertions of President Ramaphosa have been referenced extensively by Eskom, which has made...

Growth, profit, sustainability: How Sovereign ticked all the boxes with one contract

'​​Welcome to Kariega, a picturesque town nestled in the Eastern Cape, where South Africa's third largest fully integrated poultry producer, Sovereign, recently found itself at a crossroads. Faced with escalating demand, the company’s value-adding facility urgently...

Kimberly-Clark, Energy Partners sign PPA for one of Cape Town’s largest rooftop solar systems

​​​​​   Kimberly-Clark (K-C), one of the world's leading manufacturers of personal care and hygiene products and owner of household brands such as BabySoft®, Kleenex®, Kotex® and Huggies®, has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with integrated...

Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices

​​Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global emissions targets, and to align with more sustainable business practices,...

Netcare sprints to energy efficiency

In 2013, Netcare set a goal to reduce its carbon-based energy intensity by 24 percent in 10 years. It was a target met – and exceeded – well ahead of schedule, impacting both the group’s carbon footprint and bottom line. How did they do it?   When it comes to...