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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of energy metering and tariffs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263900  Demonstrate understanding of energy metering and tariffs 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Engineering 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  13 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Engineering, Construction and Energy Sectors.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the engineering, construction and energy environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the engineering, construction and energy environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe the energy management process.
  • Record and process energy data.
  • Conduct a plant energy survey.
  • Perform meter checks.
  • Evaluate electricity tariffs. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • A working knowledge of relevant sections of the OSH Act.
  • A working knowledge of weather and the climate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the energy management process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The energy management process is described in the context of key elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The energy management process is described in terms its advantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Energy management is explained in terms of energy data analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Energy management is explained in terms of the energy audit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Energy management is explained in terms of implementation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Record and process energy data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Base line data is identified from relevant sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Base line data includes but is not limited to:
  • Annualised normalised energy use and cost, monthly fluctuations in energy and cost intensities per unit of production, presence of seasonal usage variation, average unit cost of each fuel used, gross energy performance between base and current years, and cost and energy use trends over the years.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Energy data sheet entries are explained in terms of data to be entered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Energy data includes but is not limited to:
  • Liquid fuel, solid fuel, electricity.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Water consumption sheet entries are explained in terms of data to be entered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Energy data is analysed in terms of the energy intensity, cost intensity, the energy unit cost, production, intensities and usage ratios. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a plant energy survey. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All the necessary preparations are completed to conduct a plant energy survey in accordance with plant requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparations include but are not limited to:
  • Instruments and forms.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instruments are identified, selected and their function explained in relation to the impending energy survey. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments include but are not limited to:
  • Portable digital thermometer, light meter, tachometer and psychrometer.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Forms are compiled and their contents explained in terms of the impending energy survey. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Management and relevant staff members are identified and their participation and feed back in the process is secured in accordance with organisational practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform meter checks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Meters include but are not limited to:
  • Single phase and poly phase kilowatt-hour meter, reactive Volt Amp-hour Meter, Volt Amp-hour Meter and maximum demand meter. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Meters are identified and their operation explained in terms of their function and units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current transformers and voltage transformers are explained and ratios calculated in relation to the meter and its application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Meter checks are explained in terms of the factors which may affect their accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A simple meter check is carried out and the results analysed to determine meter accuracy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate electricity tariffs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tariffs include but are not limited to:
  • Eskom tariffs, municipal tariffs, negotiated tariffs and green tariffs. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tariff structures are explained with respect to regulatory aspects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulatory aspects include but are not limited to:
  • National Electricity Regulator, Energy White Paper, Renewable Energy White Paper, Eskom and municipal.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rate structures are defined in terms of their structure and cost implications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rate structures include but are not limited to:
  • Energy charge, demand charge, voltage charge and distance charge.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tariff and in-plant meter checks are conducted according to accepted procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Utility accounts are confirmed in terms of multiplying factors and past accounts. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Energy auditing principles.
  • Load profiles, energy use profiles and maximum demand.
  • Building services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify potential barriers and practical problems and solve them to enable the energy audit to be carried out. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Understand and manage the energy audit process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Describe how energy management opportunities can be carried out. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Identify, design and implement technology solutions for energy efficiency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the global impact of the efficient use of energy in terms emission mitigation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements; include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OSH Act.
  • SANS standards and codes.
  • South African Building Code.
  • Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures of the relevant organisation.
  • User manuals supplied by manufacturers. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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