The Fundamentals of Energy Management Training (FEMT) provides the basics to be able to understand holistic energy management that encompasses electrical, mechanical and thermal system. Prepare for further training in the energy engineering professions.

FEMT was developed in South Africa by South Africans to provide a platform for persons wishing to enter the energy industry, or persons wishing to re-skill themselves in the fundamental basics that makes up holistic energy management before embarking on further AEE training, specifically assisting with preparation for Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) training.

The training provides full theoretical explanations accompanied with sufficient practical exercises to ensure delegates become as proficient as possible in the fundamental concepts that make up holistic energy management. There is no examination, but examination techniques and advice is provided to assist those in planning for further AEE programmes where there are examinations.

  • The basics of units, pressure, temperature, etc.
  • Types of energy and laws
  • Efficiency
  • Mechanical energy basics
  • Pumps, fans, compressed air
  • Electricity basics
  • Power factor, electric motors, lighting
  • Thermal energy basics and energy balance
  • Charts and tables
  • Heat flow and insulation
  • Building envelope
  • Boilers and steam
  • Refrigeration and heat pumps
  • Energy management auditing
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Identifying energy management and saving opportunities

On completion of the FEMT course you will be able to identify energy saving opportunities, make purchasing decisions of which technologies and products can benefit your organisation, and be more prepared for future AEE training and examinations.

  • Persons that need to find energy savings opportunities in their organisations and need to start learning more about energy management and energy saving from a credible trainer.
  • Persons that are not particularly technically strong, but have to operate and understand the energy management systems and processes that are or need to be implemented.
  • Persons wishing to qualify as a CEM®, or any of the other AEE programmes, and need additional preparation to successfully complete these courses and examinations.
  • Persons that need to grasp some of the basics in the field of energy management as well as electrical, mechanical and thermal energy.

A basic understanding of mathematics is required to enable practising the calculations explained and demonstrated during FEMT.

There is no examination for this course

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Further Training Options

Understanding the fundamentals of energy management provides a platform into the following areas of the energy market for which the EnTF provides training:

  • The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) training program will provide sufficient knowledge to achieve within these markets; energy management, energy projects, energy baselines, managing the use of all resources from renewables to fuels, gas and water, energy champions, managing carbon emissions – in industries such as commercial buildings and facilities management, architecture, town planning, Energy Services Companies (ESCOs), consulting engineering firms, municipalities, manufacturing plants, logistics companies, mines, etc.
  • The Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®) training program is based on the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and will enable transparent and credible energy savings reporting, energy baselines, transparency in energy savings reporting, tax incentives, energy accounting, energy financing – in industries such as financial service and funding providers, accounting firms, M&V teams, project management and consulting engineering firms, independent M&V specialists, Energy Services Companies (ESCOs), companies that deal with energy savings reporting, etc.
  • The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA™) training programme provides in-depth energy auditing knowledge for building energy auditing, industrial plant energy auditing, finding Significant Energy Users (SEUs), identifying energy savings opportunities, energy reporting and reviews – in any industry that uses a resource to produce a product or deliver a service from a commercial building or house to a power plant site.
  • The Certified Renewable Energy Professional (REP™) provides a recognised qualification and training programme to achieve holistic energy management whilst incorporating cost-effective renewable energy resources and covers alternative and renewable energy sources, renewable solutions for maximum ROI – in the alternative energy industries such as wind, solar, thermal, PV, biofuels, waste-to-energy, fuel cells, hydro, ocean thermal, etc.

Training Costs*

R8 700.00 (Excl. VAT)

Includes: 3-day day training course programme, manual(s), lunch, tea and coffees
Duration: 3 days of training
Examination: There is no examination

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Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)

3 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for ECSA requirements.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

2.4 credits for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) demonstration to re-certify on another AEE certification program.

Attendance certificate

Attendance certificate will be issued to all delegates that attend the full duration of the training course.

Terms and conditions

1. First paid first served policy applies for booking security.

2. Booking security requires the following to be received within six (6) working days prior to the commencement of our service delivery:

a. Full payment with proof of payment supplied.

b. A purchase order to the value of the full amount of the invoice for pre-approved clients.

c. For AEE examinations full AEE Certification Application with accompanying documentation.

3. Fees include:

a. Training courses: course fee, training manual, trainer costs, accreditation fees, venue and catering during training, attendance certificate, AEE chapter membership fee for one year.

b. AEE Examinations: exam fee, exam marking, accreditation fees, examiner costs, certification application and review, venue and snack during exam, exam passes and successful certification applications receive AEE membership for one year for pass candidates, AEE Certificate, AEE online listing.

4. It will be the responsibility of the course participants to book their own accommodation, breakfast and dinner.

5. Policy on international candidates:

5.1 Invoices exclude withholding and country-specific taxes. Should these be leveraged by your government, we reserve the right to invoice the responsible entity/person to recoup the costs.

5.2 ZAR VAT is payable for candidates attending training in South African borders, this may be claimed on departure from South Africa using the tax invoice.

5.3 Visa letters will only be issued to candidates that have paid in full for the training course.

6. Cancellation policy:

6.1 Cancellations received within six (6) working days prior to the first day of training will carry a 25% cancellation fee.

6.2 Cancellations received seven (7) working days or more prior to the first day of training will receive a full refund.

6.3 Examination sittings cancelled or moved more than six (6) working days prior to the exam date will carry a R300 excl reschedule fee.

6.4 We reserve the right to cancel a course should it not be financially viable.

7. Policy on accounts not in good standing:
The candidate in attendance at the course ultimately remains responsible to ensure full payment is received whether self-funded, through a sponsor, or their own company. In the event that a candidate, or the candidate’s organisation is not in good standing with the company we reserve the right to withhold:

Certificates of Attendance
Course Attendance Registers
Issuing of ECSA CPD credits
Examination Results
AEE Certification Application and/or Renewal Submissions
AEE Certification Certificate
Listing on the AEE website

8. Right of Admission Reserved.