Implementation of Energy Conservation Support Project (Second Workshop) for Cambodia
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Based on the Cambodian Inception Workshop held in September 2018 and the follow-up visit made in November 2018, the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) held a Second Workshop in Phnom Penh to check the results of the activities in the current fiscal year and the future direction. The main themes of the Workshop were as follows.
(1) Confirmation of progress in the approval process for the national energy efficiency policy (EEP)
(2) Confirmation of the S&L system draft finalization, including Rating Standards and Energy Labels
(3) Proposal of preparation of a promotion system for accelerating the energy management system (EMS) preparation
□ January 23-24, 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Second Workshop was attended by around 30 participants including representatives from the Department of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (DNRE, MME) as the ministry responsible for energy conservation, from directly concerned and agencies on the preparation of S&L systems and energy management systems (EMS), and from Electricité du Cambodge (EDC). The participants also included representatives from the private sector including cement, shopping center and commercial building real estate companies, and from the ASEAN supporter institutions comprising DEDE (Thailand’s Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency) and the ACE (ASEAN Centre for Energy).
○ The draft for EEP will be submitted shortly to the government meeting after a final review inside MME, aiming to receive approval during 2019.
○ Concerning the S&L system preparation, the rating standards and energy labels were finalized based on the opinions given by ECCJ in the Mid-Work. Further, regarding the regulations and the guidelines for manufacturers, highly perfected drafts were also formulated based on the discussions held in the Workshops up till now.
○ With regard to the energy management system preparation, ECCJ gave proposals for a “Model Project” plan to be implemented jointly by industry, government, and academia. As the ASEAN supporter country, Thailand’s DEDE also provided information relating to the history of EMS preparation and the actual conditions of system management in Thailand. By holding intensive discussions including the four prospective corporations which may participate in the project, agreement was made that a Model Project will be operated in order to proceed with the preparation of items including EC Guidelines, Periodical Report systems for designated factories and buildings, and EM manuals.
In the Workshops, young MME staff members play active roles in tasks such as giving explanations of materials and leading the discussions. The capacity-building of officers responsible for government policy, one of the important objectives of this program, is also steadily achieving results. The activity results in the current fiscal year and the future action plan for preparing the legal systems will be reported by MME at the AJEEP Post Meeting to be held at the end of February.
AJEEP: ASEAN-Japan Energy Efficiency Partnership Program
EMS: Energy Management System
DNRE, MME: Department of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy
DEDE: Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency