Youngsters shine at the 2012 Eskom eta Awards

By admin
26 November 2012

The Eskom eta Awards promote excellence in energy efficiency by rewarding good ideas and innovations by individuals, students and companies.

This year some of the most impressive projects at the Eskom eta Awards came from the under 18s who astounded the judges with their bright ideas and solutions. The Eskom eta Awards promote excellence in energy efficiency by rewarding good ideas and innovations by individuals, students and companies.

A team of young women from Bay College in Plettenberg Bay set out to identify the most energy efficient cooking method and in doing so they won the young designers group category. They compared the use of the microwave, stove-top and slow top cooking devices and discovered that a slow cooker was the most energy efficient method.

The winner in the individual young designer category this year was Daniel von Eschwege from Bloemfontein. Daniel was inspired to create an affordable solar geyser system. His DIY system doesn’t require construction or installation costs, and will help people to save on electricity costs.

The Seven Schools Club took home a special award in the community category for their one-of-a-kind recycling campaign. Living in a community with no municipal services and rubbish piling up encouraged them to join forces and now they are making money off the waste.

Dr Steve Lennon, Eskom Group Executive of Sustainability says: “Time and again the youth surprise us with their great ideas. These learners put their heads together to find a way of addressing the current energy crisis, environmental issues, and challenges around affordability and have really astounded us with their ingenuity.”

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