7 December 2012 – Ellies Renewable Energywas recently awarded the best energy project of the year award and placed second in the energy company of the year category at the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency Convention (SAEE).

Both awards recognise the work that Ellies Renewable Energy has done with Eskom through its project power save campaign. Ellies Renewable Energy installed free energy efficient products into homes with the initial aim of reducing 45MW off the national power grid by the end of March 2012. Upon completion of phase one, the project had freed up 170.5 MW off the grid.