Implementation of energy conservation support project (2nd Workshop) for Cambodia
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The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) held the Second Workshop under the FY2019 AJEEP Scheme 3 in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh in February 2020, with the objective of supporting the development of an EE&C legal framework in Cambodia. The main topics were as follows.
(1) To promote understanding on energy management through implementing Model Project composed of academic, industry, and government, and
(2) To conduct opinions exchanges with senior members and officials of the ministries responsible for the S&L regulation on the final S&L regulation draft developed by TWG.
Feb. 12-14, 2020 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|Preparation meeting with the ITC and ACE||Explanation of EC Guidelines
|Presentation on EC audit results in factory (by ITC)|
|Consultation Workshop opening greetings||Workshop participants from related ministries and agencies||Opinion exchanges relating to the proposed S&L regulations|
At the Second Workshop held this time, the following activities were implemented:
●Day 1: Meeting with the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) and the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) to confirm the progress situation of the S&L and EnMS preparation work
● Day 2: Workshop based on the model project for realizing EnMS development
●Day 3: Consultation Workshop for realizing S&L system development
In the meeting held with the ITC and ACE, confirmation was made on the finalization status of the Draft Sub-Decree, which covers the S&L regulations, and the progress situation of the Model Project tasks, and constructive discussions were held. Based on these examination results, ECCJ proceeded to hold the Workshops on Day 2 and Day 3.
In the Model Project held on Day 2, there was participation of around 20 persons, including representatives from the ministries and agencies related to the EnMS development starting with the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) as the ministry responsible for energy conservation, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia, the three Model Project cooperating companies, Malaysia as the ASEAN supporter, together with the ACE and ECCJ. As a result of the EC Guidelines explanation given by ECCJ, the introduction to the periodical report operation system made by Malaysia, and the reporting of the factory energy conservation audit results by the ITC, the understanding of energy management between the project members was deepened. ECCJ also confirmed that in the next fiscal year starts would be made to creating a proposed template for the periodical report and developing the draft EC Guidelines.
In the Consultation Workshop for realizing S&L system development held on Day 3, there was participation of around 100 persons, including senior officials from the MME, representatives from the ministries and agencies related to the S&L system preparation, and the ACE and ECCJ. Following explanations given by the MME on subjects including label designs, rating tables, MEPS values, and the adoption of CSPF evaluation indexes, the ITC gave an explanation of the Draft Sub-Decree which covers the proposed S&L regulations, and then lively exchanges of opinions were held. The Workshop participants were able to share the impression that actions to realize standard harmonization are progressing in the ASEAN region, and there is also a necessity to quickly develop a S&L system in Cambodia.
In the opening greetings of the Workshop, an MME senior official declared that “as the electrification rate in Cambodia has attained 94%, from now on we intend to place emphasis on energy conservation not only on the supply side, but also on the demand side.” Accordingly, ECCJ expects even further progress in the activities for preparing the energy conservation laws and their related systems in Cambodia from the next fiscal year.
AJEEP: ASEAN-Japan Energy Efficiency Partnership Program
TWG: Technical Working Group
ITC: Institute of Technology of Cambodia
EE&C: Energy Efficiency and Conservation
ACE: ASEAN Centre for Energy
EnMS: Energy Management System
MME: Ministry of Mines and Energy
MEPS: Minimum Energy Performance Standard
CSPF: Cooling Seasonal Performance Factor