Enterprises University of Pretoria deploys multi-disciplinary teams of experts that provide innovative research and advisory services. Most of our solutions are customised and draws on the latest best practice as informed by science and evidence.

Our ability to engage with and solve current real-world challenges on a day-to-day basis makes us a business partner of choice – both locally and internationally.

Core competencies

  • Classical and renewable power systems and electricity policy development:
    • Clean coal energy optimisation
    • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) related modelling and optimisation
    • Collected behaviour in mass roll out energy efficiency programmes
    • Constructal theory
    • Consumption analysis, including home appliance scheduling, hot water stratification phenomenon in electric geysers, heat pumps, HVAC system control and optimisation
    • Convergence, robustness and integer solutions
    • Demand-side management (DSM)
    • Dye-sensitised solar cells
  • Energy efficiency and management in buildings:
    • Energy efficiency in railway systems
    • Energy efficiency
  • Energy optimisation:
    • Energy storage modelling
  • Energy system performance evaluation
  • Energy transmission and distribution
  • Environmental sustainability research:
    • General energy audits
    • Generating units’maintenance
    • Green building conceptualisation
    • Hybrid renewable power generation systems research
  • Industrial energy optimisation:
    • Load management
    • Maintenance planning
    • Micro channel condensation
    • Modelling and optimal control for heavy-haul trains
  • New methodologies in energy optimisation:
    • Nuclear energy research
    • Perovskite solar cells
    • Plasmonics
    • Problems related to colliery, conveyor belts, winders, ventilations systems, water pumping systems, coal beneficiation processes, co-generation systems and optimal control
  • Renewable energy systems and microgrids
  • Research on solar energy systems including thin film photovoltaics
  • Research on smart grids
  • Thermal and process optimisation
  • Thermofluids research

Value proposition

Research and advisory services

The ability to provide business-to-business solutions across the full life cycle of services from project conceptualisation to delivery and capacity building using scientific evidence as basis

Specialised services

We draw on the expertise of over 140 disciplines from nine faculties of the University of Pretoria. This enables us to deploy multi-faceted teams that provide customised and innovative solutions

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