Eskom has for the past 25 years rewarded excellence in the field of energy efficiency. eta symbol (eta) is the Greek symbol for efficiency, hence the name of the Awards. The purpose of the eta Awards is to reward exceptional effort in the more efficient use of energy by individuals, students, companies or other institutions. All of the awards comprise a cash amount of R30 000 for the winner in each category and R5 000 for each of the runners-up in each category, subject to the judges’ discretion. For more information: http://www.eta-awards.co.za/
Commercial – For the proven application of sound energy efficiency technologies or applications in the commercial sector. Former entrants include factories that reduced consumption on their manufacturing lines and banks that implemented energy efficiency measures in their buildings, such as air-conditioning, motion sensors, etc.
Innovation – For innovation in energy efficiency. The innovation or development of a system, design or product entered must be suitable for application in any sector including the mining, industrial, commercial, agricultural or residential markets.
Industrial – For the proven application of sound energy efficiency technologies or applications in the industrial sector. Former entrants include industrial plants such as mines and manufacturing plants that reduced the energy consumption of industrial processes.
Residential – For the proven application of sound energy efficiency technologies or applications in the residential sector. Former entrants include municipalities who implemented efficient street lighting and geyser control systems in the residential sector.
Community category – This category acknowledges and rewards people or companies who have played a major role in promoting energy efficiencyin communities – both rural and urban.
Young designers – For school-going learners who created, designed or developed innovative efficient energy applications. This could be creating new products, such as flashlights that use less energy, reducing energy consumption at school or even creating awareness about energy efficiency at school or in your communities.
Energy efficiency awareness category for communication managers who have implemented extensive energy efficiency programmes for their staff and media specialists actively promoting energy efficiency.
Energy savings in households category- For people who have implemented major energy efficiency measures at home and have actually dramatically reduced their energy consumption and cost.