The SAEE is very pleased to bring the Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (SAEEC) 2008 to an extraordinary new venue – the Birchwood Executive Hotel & Conference Centre, Gauteng.
The pressure is increasing on South African companies and industry to increase their levels of energy efficiency. This is clear from the ever-increasing need for energy specialists in industry.
Five of the major driving forces behind this need are:
- The rising cost of electricity;
- The targets set by the Department of Minerals and energy (DME) to reduce the energy demand of the industrial sector, the commercial and the public building sector, with 15%
- The demand reduction target of 180MW per year set by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa
- The Kyoto Protocol which was signed to reduce the national greenhouse gas emissions; and
- International competitiveness.
It is thus critical that all sectors of our economy increase their knowledge of energy use and focus their outlook towards energy as a resource that must and can be managed to the benefit of their bottom-line.
The SAEE aims to become the Association in Southern Africa that brings all energy stakeholders in the region together. The SAEE has already come a long way towards achieving its goals of consolidating energy efficiency stakeholders in the Southern African region.
The SAEE has members from nine countries. These countries are Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia; Mozambique and South Africa.
In order to achieve this synergy, the SAEE is hosting the 3rd SAEEC as an event serving energy management, environmental, facilities building upgrades, energy engineering, cogeneration, power generation, and efficiency improvement industries.
The SAEEC 2008 is an important energy event of national scope for end users and energy professional in all areas of the energy field. It is the one truly comprehensive forum where you can fully assess the "big picture" – and see exactly how the economic and market forces, new technologies, regulatory developments and industry trends all merge to shape your critical decisions on your organisation’s energy and economic future.
The SAEEC 2008 features a convention agenda with seminars and exhibition on a variety of current topics and a comprehensive overview of the “Energy Efficiency @ Work”. The Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (SAEEC) 2008 together with the exhibition targets the complete spectrum of technologies and services of great importance to our delegates in attendance, including:
- Renewable and alternative energy
- Combined heat and power /cogeneration / distributed generation.
- Lighting Efficiency
- HVAC systems and controls
- Integrated building automation and energy managemet
- Boilers and combustion controls
- Demand side management
- Solar and fuel technologies
- Energy services and project financing
- Applications to National Energy management programmes
There is no better way to find the immediate answers you need, and to assess the full scope of potential energy solutions available to you, than by attending the Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention (SAEEC) 2008.