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ECCJ / AOTS Malaysia training course Malaysia

Energy Conservation Law:
Energy Manager System in Japan
January 12, 2006

Hiromitsu Soma

1. Designated Energy Management Factories

1.1 System of the "Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy"

1.2 Major Amendments of the Law concerning the Rational Use of Energy (1)
Year Amendment Items amended
1979 Legislation
  • Designated energy management factories : 3,500 business enterprises.
  • Designated factories accounted for about 60 percent of energy consumption in the industrial sector.
  • Appointment of the energy manager was mandatory.
  • The system of examination for the energy manager was established.
1983 1st amendment Simplification of administrative procedures (entrust qualification system to the private sector) .
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) was nominated as the designated agent.
  • Examination of Qualified Person for Energy Management
  • Qualification Course of Qualified Person for Energy Management
1993 2nd amendment Strengthening of implementation of effective energy conservation measures.
  • Enforcement of mandatory periodical reporting obligation.

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