LTM's tenth anniversary celebration continues with the winning of its second international award, the AEE Innovator of 2022, following the Top Most Green Leaders Global award earlier in the year. In addition, LTM Group won the local SAEE energy awards in the commercial and innovation category.
Dhevan Pillay, CEO of LTM Energy Group, will be presented with this international award on the 20th September 2022 in Atlanta, USA. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and innovation in promoting renewable, green, or other smart energy technologies.
He won this award for the development of Enhanced Smart Utility Management System (eSUMS), helping companies not only reduce their utility costs but also boost their climate change mitigation contribution.
“As the founder of LTM Energy, my goal has always been to leave a mark on the world that our kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids will enjoy. With ten years of planning, hard work, and self-discipline by the entire LTM family, it was possible,” says Pillay.
The software is utilised by LTM Energy's clients locally and internationally to report greenhouse gases, comply with carbon taxes, and set science-based targets, as well as saving companies millions through efficient utility management.
This business intelligence tool provides a platform for demand management and an end-to-end revenue management solution for electricity, water, diesel, solar, gas smart metering systems including Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Inefficiencies are addressed by the software throughout the day to improve utility savings, enabling long-term planning. It ultimately contributes to long-term sustainability by reducing operational costs and enhancing the bottom line of the customer.
Over the past ten years, LTM Energy has made every effort to ensure that an investment in their technology and software pays back handsomely for their clients.
“It is indeed a great feeling to be part of the LTM family. Through LTM’s innovation, our staff initiative and dedication, their outputs have risen above the expected to something much more,” highlights Pieter Brand, LTM Energy's chief operating officer.
Developed locally and in-house, eSUMS is based on years of experience working with sustainability engineers combined with specialists in artificial intelligence and machine learning. It is a proudly South African product that will be rolled out into Africa or globally for that matter.
Prof Ijumba who heads up the training academy of LTM Energy Group explains that: “LTM is actively and consistently focusing on efforts to negate climate change. We pride ourselves in using smart technologies and processes to improve people’s lives whilst saving our planet. It is indeed great to do something that our entire team is passionate about.”
LTM Energy is readying for the roll-out of eSUMS in 13 African countries, with many of its clients responding to climate change calls to limit temperature increases to 1,5°C as per the Paris Agreement.
Pillay adds “This is really an amazing time for the energy industry. We especially are humbled and grateful to our valued clients for affording us the opportunity to partner with them on their environmental sustainability journey to becoming less reliant on fossil fuels that harm our environment. It is indeed most rewarding that LTM efforts to help secure a ‘greener’ future for our country have been recognised internationally.”