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The management of electricity cost within an academic institution

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dc.contributor.advisor Delport GJ, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Calmeyer JE en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-26T06:09:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-26T06:09:00Z
dc.date.submitted 2000 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/164454
dc.description.abstract With the rationalization of government and sponsor funding, concern for the environment, increasing energy prices and possible government legislation, institutions have begun to pursue the management of resource cost and in particular the cost of electrical energy. Unfortunately an abundance of financial and human resources are not available within these institutions and as such these programmes are very seldom initiated or supported. The solution lies in the adoption of a systematic approach that ensures the sustainability and viability of an energy management programme. The systematic approach to an energy management programme involves a clear definition of the link between an energy policy and energy strategy and the subsequent breakdown of the energy strategy into four areas-of-activity, namely Energy Diagnosis, Energy Load Management, Energy Maintenance Management and Energy Awareness and Education. This novel methodology ensures that the often forgotten areas of maintenance and awareness are brought into the energy management fray ensuring the completeness of the energy management programme. Each area-of-activity is covered in detail in a separate chapter. The conclusion of this dissertation focuses on evaluation methods with which to provide feedback and ensure that the energy strategy and policy remain focused on the task of managing the electricity cost. This dissertation includes all of the energy management and financial analysis tools that are required in order to plan and evaluate individual projects and where necessary, the models and methodologies in this dissertation have been explained through elements of the energy management programme at the University of Pretoria. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Electrical and Electronic engineering en
dc.title The management of electricity cost within an academic institution en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MIng (Elektriese Ingenieurswese) en

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