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dc.contributor.authorStorm, M.E.
dc.contributor.authorGouws, R.
dc.contributor.authorGrobler, L.J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-29T08:06:46Z
dc.date.available2019-01-29T08:06:46Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationStorm, M.E. et al. 2018. Novel measurement and verification of irrigation pumping energy conservation measures under incentive-based programmes. Journal of energy of South Africa, 29(3):10-21. [https://doi.org/10.17159/2413-3051/2018/v29i3a3058]en_US
dc.identifier.issn2413-3051 (Online)
dc.identifier.issn1021-447X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/31764
dc.identifier.urihttps://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/jesa/article/view/3058
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.17159/2413-3051/2018/v29i3a3058
dc.description.abstractIn most countries the agricultural sector, especially crop irrigation, is a considerable energy consumer. Farm irrigation studies in South Africa showed that energy and water is wasted on a large scale and there is a large potential for improving efficiency. The present study focusses on the measurement and verification (M&V) of irrigation pumping energy conservation measures (ECMs) under the Eskom Standard Product Programme funding mechanism in South Africa. A novel M&V methodology was developed to quantify ECM impacts under the Programme, which has special conditions and unique M&V requirements, which makes normal approaches inapplicable. Methods were designed to effectively determine conservative but representative impacts without continuous power demand profile measurement. The design involved unique methods to quantify operational demand reduction, annual energy consumption and annual average demand reduction impacts. The design was broadened to include pumps irrigating multiple crop areas and different kind of crops. The methodologies and techniques developed were validated and verified through establishing independent cross-check measures. The paper discusses a regional top-down M&V approach to verify the actual total energy efficiency and load reduction on the electricity grid for a specific regionen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherERC, UCTen_US
dc.subjectIrrigation inefficiencyen_US
dc.subjectDemand side managementen_US
dc.subjectVariable speed driveen_US
dc.subjectLoad reductionen_US
dc.subjectCrop load factorsen_US
dc.titleNovel measurement and verification of irrigation pumping energy conservation measures under incentive-based programmesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID11794097 - Storm, Markus Erasmus
dc.contributor.researchID11760052 - Gouws, Rupert
dc.contributor.researchID11342021 - Grobler, Louis Johannes


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