2 October 2012 - The 7th Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (2012 SAEEC) will be held on 14 and 15 November 2012, at Emperors Palace in Gauteng. The opening session will feature Sisa Njikelana from the SA parliamentary committee on energy speaking on “Considerations on the future strategy for energy efficiency in SA”, followed by Kevin Nassiep from SANEDI, Andrew Etzinger from Eskom IDM, Richard Worthington speaking about benchmarking energy efficiency in the context of carbon budgeting, Thomas Krane is from Germany, and Luisa Freemen from the USA on the latest trends in energy efficiency from an evaluator’s perspective.

Over 60 speakers have been confirmed and some of the topics to be discussed include:
Anton Potgieter from Energy Resource Optimisers: “What every ESCO should know about Eskom IDM funding models.”
Dean Marcus from Aztec: “How not to cool a beer.”
Derek Morgan from eTekwini municipality: “Complexities of energy efficiency in municipal infrastructure.”
Judith Taylor from Earth Life Africa: “Uranium mining – the hidden origins of nuclear power.”
Madeleine Parsons from SASFIN: “Cash incentives for energy efficiency.”
Prof Emile van Zyl from Stellenbosch University: “Sustainable biofuel production in southern Africa.”
Telez Augustyn from Grundfos: “Energy efficiency saving in pumping systems – the holistic approach.”
Izelle Bosman from Energy Training Foundation: “Aligning human resources for optimal energy management.”
Jeff Hollingdale from DQS South Africa: “Carrying out an EnMS audit.”
Prof X Xia from the University of Pretoria: “Optimal metering plan for M&V of an energy efficiency lighting project.”

In addition, the SAEE’s energy awards will be announced at the annual banquet and awards evening on the 14thof November 2012, the 2012 energy company of the year, energy patron of the year, energy project of the year, energy newcomer of the year, energy excellence award and the hall of fame recipient.

Online delegate registration is open at www.saeec2012.org.za.