Implementation of Energy Conservation support projects (Second Workshop) in Lao PDR
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The Energy Conservation Center, Japan held the Second Workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR, on the main themes listed below in order to checkthe result of the activities in the current fiscal year based on the Inception Workshop in Lao PDR (August 2018) and the follow-up visit (October 2018) and how to promote the projects in the future.
(1) Check of the progress of the finalization of the prime ministerial decree draft on energy conservation and offering of advice
(2) Check of the finalization of the proposed S&L system including Rating Standard, Energy Label, etc.
(3) Support for establishment of a promotion framework for speeding up the development of the energy management system
Dec. 18, 2018 / Dec. 20, 2018 Vientiane, Lao PDR
Address by the representative from the government of Lao PDR (MEM)
Proposal of model project (ECCJ)
Discussion at Stakeholder Meeting
Provision of information on EMS (DEDE, Thailand)
Provision of information on S&L (EC, Malaysia)
Provision of information on S&L (NEA, Singapore)
The Second Workshop was attended by 25 participants including the representatives from Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology, Électricité du Laos, Lao DSM Energy Efficiency Project, National University of Laos, Lao Construction Association and private industrial and building sectors such as tobacco, steel, convention centers and hotels, ASEAN supporters from Thai, Malaysia and Singapore governments, and ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE).
◯ Regarding the finalization of the prime ministerial decree draft on energy conservation, the ECCJ made comments on 17 items for improvement. The MEM will finalize the prime ministerial decree draft based on the ECCJ’s suggestions so that it will be approved in the beginning of 2019.
◯ Regarding the development of the S&L system, the matters required for finalization were clarified based on the suggestions made by the ECCJ on the proposals concerning Rating Standard and Energy Label. In addition, toward establishment of an operation system including a supplier registration system, a product registration system and a performance evaluation system, the participants, including the supporters form Malaysia and Singapore, lively exchanged opinions.
◯ Regarding the development of the energy management system, the participants deepened their understanding of the contents of EC guideline, EM manual, qualified energy manager system, etc. In addition, the Stakeholder Meeting was held for establishment of a development promotion framework, and an agreement was reached about formation of “Model Project” by industry, academia and government. Activities in this Project in the future will include studying each component of the energy management system and preparing drafts.
The result of activities in the current fiscal year and the action plans for development of a legal system for the future will be reported by the MEM in AJEEP Post Meeting, which will be held at the end of February.
* AJEEP: ASEAN-JAPAN Energy Efficiency Partnership
Program for building EE&C capacity in the ASEAN region by dispatching experts and implementing training in Japan