Who we are

Lean Energy Consulting is a proudly Level 1 BBBEE Exempt Micro Enterprise (EME) whose executive team consists of a UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) accredited Energy Expert, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, a UCT MBA graduate and over R3bn in project management experience. Lean Energy Consulting provides turnkey solutions for energy efficiency projects that include energy usage assessments, efficiency recommendations and solutions, project management of approved solutions and the development and implementation of energy management systems.

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Why the need

With electricity prices more than doubling in the last 6 years and continued pressure from Eskom for even higher increases, the cost of electricity is one of the single biggest risks to profit margins of energy intensive and reliant businesses. South Africa makes use of non-renewable sources for almost 95% of its energy requirements, which is further exacerbated by the use of diesel generators to supplement emergency electricity generation. The need for sustainable and efficient energy solutions is driven not only by the environmental impact from non-renewable based electricity consumption but also by the ever increasing energy input costs for businesses.








What we do

Our services are flexible, allowing you to choose a level of support to suit your specific requirements.


Energy Efficiency


Support and advice
with Energy
Legislation and




Renewable Energy


Energy and
ISO 50001

Our services are flexible, allowing you to choose a level of support to suit your specific requirements.








How we do it

The Assessment;

  • Analyses and benchmarks energy performance to help focus your efforts effectively
  • Highlights “quick savings” which can be implemented immediately
  • Pinpoint wasteful practices
  • Considers renewable technologies objectively
  • Identifies applicable new technologies with significantly improved efficiency

then Project Management;

  • Feasibility studies and project design
  • Organising competitive tenders, engaging with equipment suppliers
  • Full management of a project through to commissioning
  • Performance monitoring of systems and verification of savings

and Training;

  • Provide the framework
  • Energy Awareness Training
  • Energy Management System (EnMS) optimisation training










Our people

Bradley Mercuur

Bradley Mercuur provides engineering consulting services to support clients with engineering design, energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

His duties include, modelling, consulting, design and implementation of engineering projects.

Bradley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Prince2 Project Management qualification and an Energy Expert accreditation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

Clint Steed

Clint Steed is a design engineer from a research background with a knack for creative solutions. His experience includes mechanical design (using CAD and concept evaluation), simulation, costing and high-level control systems integration.

Clint holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch.

Shirly Paulse

As a business advisor to Lean Energy Shirly Paulse is a South African born business women, founder and chairperson of Women Taking Action. She has 25 years of experience in business and marketing and started the medical company SP Scientific Pty (Ltd) which was engaged in the import and distribution of medical equipment since 1996. Shirly was South African business women of the year for two consecutive years and has since spent many years in the world of international trading and facilitated negotiations among key role players in the Oil Refinery of Taiwan in 2004, including acting as the chief negotiator in various oil contracts between Russia and the East.

In 2006, she formed SP Women’s Organization, a Non-Profit Organization aimed at providing support, encouragement and meals to the disadvantaged. In 2010, she was catapulted into the world of Social Media and is the SA holder of Patented Technology that allows one to stream content directly from the web to any internet enabled device without the need for application downloads.

In 2012 through her interest in community outreach, her technology company which houses the patent namely, Urslamjam, partnered with the Department of Correctional Services to do work in underprivileged communities of South Africa and it was this partnership that motivated Shirly Paulse to form Women Taking Action in 2016.

Grant Jackson

Grant provides excellent strategic and project management skills along with applied mechanical engineering knowledge. Tactical implementation of project execution and benchmarked maintenance strategies. Grant is passionate about developing and mentoring employees to their full potential.

Grant holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Cape Town, a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management from Cape Peninsula University of Technology and a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Lee Pregnolato

Lee has worked in various industries ranging from oil and gas, textile, FMCG and construction both as a technician and as a manager. He can configure most brands of gas detection and fire detection systems. He was responsible for all of the buildings of Metropolitan in the Tygervalley region and managed all contractors and vendors. Lee has extensive knowledge in programming PLC’s (Siemens, Moeller) and is very comfortable with flow instrumentation. His years of quality control experience makes Lee able to highlight inefficiencies within processes and so to close the gap through innovative improvements driven to making the processes better and safer.

Lee holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Peninsula Technikon (CPUT). He started his career in instrumentation at Caltex refinery, worked for PetroSA on FA Platform in George as an Instrument Technician and then moved abroad to the UK and into Africa working on oil rigs in countries such as Iraq, Gabon, Angola and Congo where he was responsible for training, procurement, time management and quality control on the rigs.




If you would like to get in touch, please email us at bradley@leanenergy.co.za or +27 83 376 9056

Address: 203B Corner Vans and Main Rd Tokai Village Centre, Tokai Cape Town South Africa