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A company specialising in energy efficiency interventionism which has reduced electricity costs and carbon emissions from schools, is looking to expand further into the public and private sectors.

2022-01-25 08:03:00 AM

A company specialising in energy efficiency interventionism which has reduced electricity costs and carbon emissions from schools, is looking to expand further into the public and private sectors.

A company specialising in energy efficiency interventionism which has reduced electricity costs and carbon emissions from schools, is looking to expand further into the public and private sectors.

Stefan ElsSouth African schools spend about R5 billion per year on electricity, and reducing these bills with energy efficiency interventions can have a massive impact on school finances - while benefiting the environment.The electrical engineer Jason Samuels has highlighted some of these energy-efficiency interventions in 

a PhD about his research in the field.After graduating with his master's and completing an internship with Eskom, Samuels decided to stick to academia for a little while longer. One of his research supervisors, Professor Thinus Booysen, nudged him to look into energy-efficiency interventions at schools.

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Jason Samuels' research focused on energy use at schools, particularly to help poorer schools. Stefan Els South African schools spend about R5 billion per year on electricity, and reducing these bills with energy efficiency interventions can have a massive impact on school finances - while benefiting the environment. The electrical engineer Jason Samuels has highlighted some of these energy-efficiency interventions in  a PhD  about his research in the field. After graduating with his master's and completing an internship with Eskom, Samuels decided to stick to academia for a little while longer. One of his research supervisors, Professor Thinus Booysen, nudged him to look into energy-efficiency interventions at schools. Support independent journalism Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.