Leading South African petrochemical and energy group, Sasol, has introduced LP gas reticulation for housing developments with supply from bulk tanks on site – offering property developers a ‘greener’ alternative energy option.
With Sasol Homegas the carbon footprint of new housing developments is reduced and electricity consumption costs for the homeowners will be lower.
Century Property Developments signed on to install Sasol Homegas at the Waterfall Country Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg, providing reticulated gas to about 2 000 homes.
Pieter Claassen, Sasol Oil’s manager for new business development says, “Many South Africans are thinking twice about how they make use of energy at home and at work. Sasol Homegas provides them with a safe and clean energy solution that significantly reduces electricity costs in the home. Waterfall Country Estate is an example of a step in the direction of a greener future.”
CEO of Century Property Developments, Mark Corbett says, “Including Sasol Homegas in our Waterfall Country Estate development supports Century Property Developments’ solution-oriented ability to bring innovation to the property market. Already we have seen purchasers embrace this value-added feature of the estate.”
Sasol Homegas provides business, industry and households with water-heating, cooking and spatial heating solutions, using reticulated Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) from bulk tanks that range from 6 200 to 22 500 litres.
With a custom-fitted Sasol tank located on site, Sasol’s LPG system can be installed to meet up to 70% of household energy requirements. Sasol Homegas is installed by highly qualified and experienced professionals to meet international and local safety standards, as enforced by ISO, the South African Bureau of Standards and the Liquid Petroleum Gas Safety Association of South Africa. Sasol Homegas equipment is warranted.
“Stringent safety and quality standards are the hallmark of Sasol Homegas. We are proud to offer a safe, clean, integrated energy solution,” says Claassen.
As required by law, Sasol adds a unique odour to LPG so that the slightest leak can be detected immediately. The system is serviced and maintained by qualified professionals via regular visual inspections, testing of functionality and six-monthly leak-detection tests, ensuring customers have a constant, reliable source of alternative energy.
As more property developers embrace this solution, the current strain on the national power grid should ease.