The NBI is implementing a Private Sector Energy Efficiency Project (PSEE), which aims to improve energy efficiency in commercial and industrial companies in South Africa through the provision of various services to assist companies in identifying and implementing energy saving measures.
The NBI successfully won its bid from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) worth ₤8.6 million, to implement a countrywide programme of support to the private sector in Energy Efficiency improvement.
The project, which comes under the UK-SA Bilateral relationship, is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development and will contribute to the South African Government’s strategy for reducing energy demand. The PSEE Project is governed by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee led by the Department of Energy.
The NBI has a proud track record of advancing environmental sustainability in the private sector over the past 7 years, especially through its focus on Climate, Energy and Water:
– This effort has contributed to South African companies taking significant steps, especially in a developing economy context, to participating in voluntary individual and collective action in energy efficiency improvement and carbon emission reduction.
– Building on the NBI’s experience and successes in this area of work, DFID has recognised the need to provide direct support to South African companies through the NBI. This project builds on the NBI’s existing platform of engagement between companies and government through the Energy Efficiency Leadership Network which was launched at COP 17.
The NBI is working with the technical support of the UK’s Carbon Trust, who developed over 10 years experience in rolling out a similar project in the UK.