24 July 2012 – South Africa’s 49M energy saving initiative says it will be sponsoring two categories of the eta awards namely the Energy Savings in Households and Energy Efficiency Awareness categories.

The eta awards reward exceptional, innovative and outstanding efforts by individuals, students, companies and other institutions in the efficient use of energy. The winner in each category receives a cash amount of R30,000, and R5,000 could go to each of the runners up in each category.

The household category rewards those who have implemented creative and effective energy efficiency applications at home thereby dramatically reducing their energy consumption and costs. The awareness category rewards those who have made a significant and visible impact in spreading the word on the importance of relieving the growing pressure on the electricity grid.

Dr Steve Lennon, Eskom group executive for sustainability says, “This partnership is a natural collaboration for Eskom. 49M is our flagship campaign and ties in perfectly with the eta awards as both are committed to finding a sustainable solution to South Africa’s energy needs.”

Entries for the eta Awards close on Thursday, 3rd of August 2012. South Africans who would like to participate can visit www.eta-awards.co.za for entry forms or email murraya@eskom.co.za.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 15 November 2012.