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How UNIDO helped companies save over $400 million in energy costs

September 14, 2020

Participants in energy management system training in Egypt
Participants in energy management system training in Egypt. Photo: Industrial Energy Accelerator

Having engaged dozens of companies and trained over 2,300 individuals at an advanced level, the largely Global Environment Facility funded South Africa Industrial Energy Efficiency project is now witnessing a nation-wide shift and impact. To date, the program has helped companies avoid a staggering $245 million in energy costs in South Africa as well as 5.8 million tons of CO2 emissions. This is roughly equivalent to the per capita emissions of more than 600,000 South Africans.