Lecturing at Energy Conservation Seminar as part of the Energy Conservation Support Project for Oman
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The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) gave lectures at an energy conservation seminar hosted by the Diwan of Royal Court in Muscat on August 28, 2018 to support the implementation of energy conservation activities in the Sultanate of Oman.
In addition to introducing Japanese energy conservation promotion policy, information was shared and opinions were exchanged regarding the energy situation and energy conservation policy in Oman, and discussions were held concerning energy conservation cooperation projects to be held with Oman in the future.
Conservation seminar held at the Diwan of Royal Court of Oman on August 28, 2018
In the activities this time, ECCJ participated in and gave lectures at the energy conservation seminar hosted by the Diwan of Royal Court of Oman, accompanied by the officers responsible from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The METI officers gave an overview of Japanese energy conservation policy, while ECCJ provided specific introductions relating to energy conservation activities in Japan.
The seminar was attended by around 30 participants, including the core persons responsible for energy policy such as the Minister of Oil and Gas, Diwan of Royal Court economic advisors, and the Chair of the Business Forum, as well as key persons from industrial and financial circles.
In the Q&A session that followed the lectures, based on the recognition that energy conservation is very important even for resource-rich Oman, participants showed great interest in specific measures for promoting energy conservation including the changes made in Japanese energy policy, educational activities, and the details of energy management systems.
Further, this time ECCJ also met with the Omani Minister of Oil and Gas before the seminar, exchanging opinions regarding the current situation and issues relating to energy conservation.
Although the awareness of energy conservation among the population in resource-rich Oman cannot be said to be high, Oman believes that energy conservation is very important as the nation is sustained by export of resources.
Reorganization of the Omani administrative system is currently underway, and intentions were expressed to restructure the energy policy administration system and realize full-scale implementation of energy conservation activities in the future.
Based on the policy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, ECCJ intends to offer cooperation in support projects to promote energy conservation while identifying the needs of the Sultanate of Oman as an important resource-rich country.