The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) in collaboration with the Department of Energy and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will be establishing a register for Energy Service Companies (ESCo register). The ESCo register will be an important tool to facilitate the market development and growth of ESCos in South Africa; and will be utilized by both the public and private sector to identify, plan, develop, finance or implement co-generation or energy efficiency and demand side management projects in buildings, public lighting or water infrastructure. The register will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis, ensuring the relevance thereof, but also providing ESCos with the opportunity to achieve a higher certification level as they mature.
The register will make provision for the inclusion of ESCos across the value chain of energy services offered, e.g. Auditing, Technology Installers, Consulting Engineers as well as full ESCos that provide the energy services and financing, and as such this RfQ is open to all energy service companies.