Energy Consumption: Household Energy Optimization

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Household Energy Optimization With resent load shadings and unplanned power outages in the country it becomes clear that the energy crisis have not been resolved to its full. As domestic houses still uses electricity without caution, high energy consumption remains a bigger issue. An investigation will be conducted to determine one household service that uses large amount of electricity and find alternative ways to reduce energy consumption 1 Introduction South Africa is one of the country that is facing a crises in the energy sector, with resent problems such as load shadings and unplanned power outages in the country, It’s is clear that South Africa‘s energy usage is at its most high levels. In South Africa energy have been taken for granted, which have lead to higher consumption in energy than normal, in return Eskom have been struggling to provide continues energy for the country due to shortage of electricity to supply. The problem of high energy consumption, have not been resolved with a high number of residences still using electricity carelessly and carefree, a lot can be done to improve the usage of electricity and reduce energy consumption. So it becomes much more clear that one can start taking precautions about they are own energy consumption and start making changes about the way they use electricity in their own homes in order to assist with lowering the energy consumption of the country. The objective of this paper is to investigate about the household appliance that uses a great amount of electricity and find alternative ways to reduce consumption of electricity by that particular service. The rest of the paper is organised as follows. In the next section, a background to the problem is provided... ... middle of paper ... ...t Eskom during peak time, was to implement usage of renewable technology in our household as they reduce high electricity consumption. It is our best interest to reduce energy consumption and to save electricity to assist in reduce the peak time and to insure future availability of electricity in our country. 4 Reference [1] Albe B, Ernst U, Les B, Standby power consumption of domestic appliances in South Africa. Cape Penisula University of Technology paper P 1-2, Cape Town 2006 [2] Industrial Energy Efficiency improvement project in South Africa, Introduction and Implementation of an Energy Management System and Energy System optimization, Page 6-9, August 2011 [3] Issued by: Demand Side Management Department http:// [4] Information supplied by: Eskom, Kwikot, Franke water Heating Systems and Hellermann Tyton http://

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