To manage: renewable energy, revenue enhancement and metering, street light strategy and policy, electricity efficiency and demand, and to ensure a reliable electricity service.
The Energy Department primarily extends, improves, maintains and performs repairs on the existing electricity network and ensures that all installations are metered. As the City is in the business of generating revenue from the sale of electricity, this department is mandated with protecting this component.
Electricity is supplied to a variety of customers:
Office of the HoD
Ensuring that the lights stay on and that there is enough energy for the whole of the City is Head of Department Mark Wilson – who has headed this section since the formation of the City of Ekurhuleni more than 15 years ago.
Master Planning and Projects
This division is responsible for: Long term network capacity planning, Plan projects, Control of capital budget and spending, Project manage infrastructure installation for new private (security and non-security) and low cost.
Energy Revenue Services
As its name implies, this division extracts the required (billed) revenue from the City’s network through: design and implementation of tariffs, design and implementation of suitable metering technologies and support systems
Operations and Maintenance
Operations and maintenance looks at the operation of the electricity network, as well as: maintaining and refurbishing, maintaining meter box enclosures, controlling anti-cable and copper theft initiatives
Energy Business Strategy and Development
The Energy Business Strategy and Development is an embedded customer partner that works closely with the divisions within this department and monitors operational performance
Did You Know?
The traditional method of distributing Energy – through steel and copper infrastructure - is entering a transformation phase from which few electricity distributors can escape. This change of traditionally distributing bulk electricity generated and delivered to Ekurhuleni by Eskom is driven by the concept of renewable energy sources, mainly wind and energy generated by landfill gas and a process named waste to energy, where waste is burnt to generate energy.