Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management

Course code: MEC5056z

Course contact: Andrew Hibberd (Energy efficiency and demand-side management group at ERC), Andrew.Hibberd@uct.ac.za

Course dates: April – June 2014

Key elements of the course include the following

  • Energy use patterns in the commercial, industrial, mining, transport and domestic sectors
  • Energy efficiency trends
  • Energy efficiency management and technologies used in heating and electrical equipment as well as in buildings
  • Analysis of energy balances, energy audits, efficiency economics and tariff structures
  • Local case studies and international experience of energy efficiency

Course Assessment

 Two written reports will be required, one a scan of an industrial sub-sector and the other a group project detailing an economically optimal energy efficiency plan for a given scenario.