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Consumption statistics showed that the total amount of energy used by the site was equal to 2,186,708 kWh per annum, at a cost of R735 202.

An IEE Project energy audit identified that Techniplate’s plating tanks’ temperature was being manually controlled, thereby resulting in high degree of temperature variations, excessive temperatures and excess energy use.

Key findings:  
After an investment of R 46,200 a saving of R 172,751 (23.5% saving) with a payback of 4 months has been realised. Energy savings of 421 344 kWh (19.3% saving) have been achieved.

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