Case study: Sundays River Citrus Company (EnMS)

From its from three facilities in the Sundays River Valley between Kirkwood and Addo in the Eastern Cape, Sundays River Citrus Company (SRCC) packs and selectively de-greens citrus fruit for local and export markets.

The operations at SRCC are seasonal and follow the citrus-harvesting period between April and October each year.
Energy sources are electricity, paraffin, diesel and coal. The paraffin, diesel and coal are used for process heating and drying tunnels and make up 16%, 13% and 26% of the total energy use respectively. The remaining 45% is electricity obtained from Eskom and via the Kirkwood Municipality.

An Energy Management System (EnMS) was implemented at SRCC between November 2013 and November 2014 as part of the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project.

KEY FINDINGS
The SRCC used a total of 7 315 308kWh of energy in 2014, a saving of 32% against use in 2007,
the year the company uses as the base year for its energy-saving measurements.

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