GREEN THINKING: Genergy offers affordable energy-saving interventions nationally

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - AUGUST 19, 2014

In a typical commercial building or industrial facility, energy costs often account for a significant portion of the total operating expenses – and Eskom’s skyrocketing prices are not helping either.

Port Elizabeth-based energy services company, Genergy, which provides effective, sustainable and affordable energy solutions in the commercial and domestic sector, can dramatically reduce those costs and increase your company’s bottom line.

Established in 2007, Genergy initially cut their teeth in the large scale efficient hot water production with several projects in the mining sector, some of which have delivered up to 90% electricity savings when compared with traditional electric hot water systems.

“Genergy has consistently demonstrated that the right mix of sustainable energy efficient interventions cuts an average households electricity bill by 40-50%,” says Terrence Billson at Genergy.

Today, the company supplies and installs a number of energy-saving solutions including hot water as well as lighting and photovoltaics. Genergy also provides technical training, design, measurement and verification as well as maintenance and support services. Through partnership arrangements, Genergy has access to specialist engineering teams from both Europe and Australia.

“Recognising that this is new and uncharted territory for even the most tech-savvy home or business owner, the Genergy team first establishes an intimate understanding of each client’s energy-use pattern; conducts a thorough needs assessment and then compiles an appropriate bespoke solution,” describes Billson.

Genergy is a local company with a national spread. To date, the company has assisted several big name clients such as The Mount Nelson Hotel, Truworths, Northam Platinum Mines, BHP Billiton, Xstrata Elands Mine, Unilever SA, Sasol and the Department of Public Works, with the design and implementation of their energy efficiency solutions.

Billson also allayed concerns about energy saving solutions.

“We have recognised that there are several key barriers to converting to sustainable energy – whether a solar geyser, a heat pump, photovoltaics or any of our other solutions. People are uncertain whether they will save or if the solution will even work as they worry about rumours of unreliability and they are scared of the costs and confused about the options available.

“Genergy is focussed on providing the most energy efficient solutions and benefit to its customers at a cost that provides long-term sustainability.” he says.

To find out more about how Genergy can help you save energy and the environment in your operations, call 0861 159 159 or visit www.genergy.co.za today!