Green fundis invited to enter Eskom eta Awards
For 25 years, Eskom has been encouraging energy efficiency by celebrating those who have made substantial savings in their businesses, homes, schools and communities.
|Issued by: eta Awards|
[Johannesburg, 14 July 2014]
Entries for two major competitions in the green industries are now open.
Eskom eta Awards
The 2014 Eskom eta Awards are now open and Eskom wants you to enter! If you are a clean energy innovator or a homeowner who has reduced your household consumption by installing energy-efficient technologies, this could be your chance to win big.
Eskom believes good work in this area should be rewarded, which is why winners could take home a whopping R30 000 and runners-up the tidy sum of R5 000. Finalists also receive widespread publicity on their projects in an effort to share their innovative work and encourage others to follow suit.
Entries can be submitted in the following eight categories: industrial, commercial, young designers, innovation, residential, energy-efficiency awareness, community and energy savings in households.
Dr Steve Lennon, the Eskom group executive of sustainability, says: "For many years we have been focusing on encouraging energy efficiency in South Africa. The quality and quantity of applications to the awards are improving every year, and we see much more focus on sustainable energy solutions. We believe that South Africans are embracing the idea of energy efficiency and starting to take responsibility for reducing their energy footprint. It's also great to see the commercial and industrial sectors prioritising energy efficiency."
To that end, Eskom invites you to enter this year's eta Awards. Whether you are an individual, a company or an organisation, your idea or innovation could win!
Entries must reach Eskom before 8 August 2014.
Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition
In addition to the Eskom eta Awards, this year the Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition is running. Eskom is challenging engineers, interior designers, DIY-homeowners and other artistic souls to design (and build) a lamp prototype that not only works, but makes use of energy-efficient technology, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light-emitting diodes (LEDs), fibre-optic, or any energy-efficient lighting system or product suitable for residential application.
The prize value is R200 000 in three categories, namely for students, professionals and secondary school learners.
The closing date for entries is 15 August 2014 and this year's theme is: "Celebrating 20 years of democracy".