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The City of Cape Town has implemented Level 6 Water Restrictions, effective from 1 January 2018 until further notice.   RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CUSTOMERS  No watering/irrigation with municipal drinking water allowed. This includes watering/irrigation of gardens, vegetables, agricultural crops, sports fields, golf courses, nurseries, parks and other open spaces. Nurseries and customers involved in[…]

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Power-Star first installed an online meter at NAPK in 2013. The information was used to measure energy consumption in order to lower costs. Shortly after a Power Factor opportunity was noticed and corrected. The idea to install solar panels was realized after several months of data collection by the online meter. Using specialized software we were able[...]

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How do electricity tariffs work? Electricity tariffs are typically made up of three main components, each of which can be broken down into sub-categories. In general electricity tariffs are published by supply authorities and various different tariff structures can be used to try and encourage certain types of behaviours. Consumption charges A key part of[...]

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Power-Star meters have been installed and in use at the Vineyard Hotel for over four years. As the hotel has a clear vision for energy efficiency and strives to be environmentally conscious (of which more can be read here), accurate utility measurement allows the Vineyard Hotel to monitor not only their consumption but ways in which[…]

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