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    • Analysing the effect of DSM projects at South African cement factories 

      Spangenberg, Johannes Paulus (2015)
      In any developing country an increasingly higher demand for electricity supply exists. South Africa experienced load shedding during late 2007 and early 2008 and again in 2014 due to a supply shortfall. New power stations ...
    • Assessment of the National Energy Efficiency Motor Programme 

      Mewalala, Pradesh (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2015)
      South Africa is currently facing an electricity demand challenge. In response to these challenges, Eskom as the power utility has formed a division to manage the short-term electricity supply and demand challenge. The ...
    • Benchmarking an Eskom divisional quality management system 

      Nzo, Ayanda Bapetuxolo (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2015)
      The North West Operating Unit’s (NWOU) Network Engineering and Design (NED) department had a number of projects which required rework. The research aimed to determine reasons that led to this rework. The research also ...
    • Comparison between automated and manual DSM pumping projects 

      Richter, Rudolph Petrus (North-West University, 2008)
      The purpose of this dissertation is to identify the best alternative method of load shifting on clear water pumping systems in the mining industry. This can be done through a comparison analysis between manual and automated ...
    • Cost effective control of a platinum mine cooling system using combined DSM strategies 

      Engles, Jonathan Scott (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2015)
      The platinum mining industry in South Africa faces various challenges. Increasing labour and energy costs as well as dropping commodity prices threaten the sustainability of the industry. Reducing energy usage and cost ...
    • Cost savings on mine dewatering pumps by reducing preparation– and comeback loads 

      Cilliers, Charl (2014)
      Using chilled water within South African gold mines is paramount to the purpose of extracting gold ore efficiently. Using water for cooling, drilling and sweeping and the release of underground fissure water causes the ...
    • Demand side management intervention on a large scale canal pumping scheme 

      Zwiegers, Tjaart Nicolaas Jacobus (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2015)
      South Africa is the thirtieth driest country in the world and is classified as a semi-arid area. The annual rainfall differs from less than 200 mm at the west coast to more than 1000 mm on the east coast. The primary use ...
    • Demand side management on an intricate multi-shaft pumping system from a single point of control 

      Thein, Shane (North-West University, 2007)
      Eskom, the sole supplier of electricity in South Africa is facing an energy crisis. This is due to the steady increase in demand for electricity in South Africa. Low electricity prices in South Africa have helped the ...
    • DSM strategy for national water pumping systems 

      Nortjé, André (North-West University, 2012)
      The continual increase in electrical energy demand in South Africa has resulted in a precariously low reserve margin in supply from the primary utility, Eskom. This resulted in extensive load shedding throughout the country. ...
    • Electricity cost optimisation of a surface potable water pump system 

      Slade, Michael Peter (North-West University, 2007)
      South Africa is fast approaching an era where its electrical energy demand will surpass the generating capacity of it's primary utility. The reason for this is due to the fact that over the past 10 years, the economic ...