Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement in South Africa through Mainstreaming the Introduction of Energy Management Systems and Energy Systems Optimization

Project Summary

To accelerate and expand the introduction of Energy Management Systems (EnMS), Industrial Energy Systems Optimization (ESO), and the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001 within the South African industrial (and selected commercial) context in order to realize increased investment in industrial energy efficiency (IEE) through the wide-scale adoption of the two methodologies and ISO 50001 under (i) enhanced institutional frameworks and regulatory environments, (ii) technical and implementation assistance to industry and (iii) multi-level engineer, technician and operator capacity building programmes.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Department of Energy, Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Environmental Affairs, Republic of South Africa
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,776,484 USD
Co-financing Total
38,439,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
548,766 USD
Total Cost 44,265,484.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
05 Apr 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Sep 2013
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Oct 2015
Project closed