I am delighted to announce that the Southern African Association of Energy Efficiency (SAEE) will, from now on, endorse the aim of ‘Chemical Technology' (just one of the magazine's objectives) to contribute to the energy efficiency knowledge pool in the continent through viable print and online media.
The SAEE is the sole organization in South Africa that moderates the training and accreditation of Certified Energy Managers, Certified Energy Auditors, Certified Carbon Reduction Managers and Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals to standards accepted in 89 countries.
The Association began ten years ago with the view to providing opportunities for the various stakeholders to meet, debate and discuss issues around energy efficiency and has progressed to an organization that serves key roles in the certification and accreditation as well as facilitating the training of local professionals in energy efficiency.
SAEE Board President, Prof LJ Grobler, noted at the organization's Eastern Cape Energy Efficiency Conference in Port Elizabeth earlier this year, that the SAEE is the SA Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) which enables South Africans to learn from overseas experiences. He added that there are times when "they can learn from us".
As an example, he cited Energy Cybernetics, which has been instrumental in developing the Measurement and Verification (M&V) standard - the SATS 50 010 standard in the country - and added that Gustav Radloff from the same company, was selected to head up the working group on the international ISO standard for M&V.
The SAEE's activities are of a nature to educate, promote and distribute credible information about all matters relating to the dynamic fields of energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas. Its initiatives and management are mainly driven by volunteers within the industry who contribute to the local knowledge pool.
The SA Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) will continue to endorse ‘Chemical Technology'; in fact, a number of chemical engineers are also members of the SAEE.
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