ASSIST energy efficiency project in China holds culmination activities

12 12 2011

Partners Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) and TUV Rheinland launched a series of activities to cap the 14-month initiative Solutions to Energy Efficiency application and Knowledge (SEEK) in China.

The first is a Technical Training series on Energy Management for Chinese Industries, the last two of which were held Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2011 at the Shanghai Multiple Media Tower and November 7-8, 2011 at the Avic Hotel.

Facilitated by Engineering Consultant and member of European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Jonas Mey, the series aimed to strengthen local capacity of energy-intensive industries in implementing energy efficiency and management systems.

Attendees include Chery Automotive Co., Ltd, Lovol Engines Co., Ltd, BESCO Compressor Co., Ltd, Sevenstar Instrument Co., Ltd, China Chemical Energy Conservation Technology Association, Suzhou Siemens Electronics Co., Ltd, Nike (Guangzhou), Adidas Group (Guangzhou), Sanlux Rubber Co., Ltd, and Shanghai Municipal Electric Power Company.

Meanwhile, SEEK also held an Energy Efficiency Auditor training in Shanghai for representatives of government offices administration of the state council, Aluminum Corporation of China, China Chemical Energy Conservation Technology Association, Shanghai Easy Finance Co., Ltd, Suzhou Bosch Automobile Co., Ltd, Suzhou Siemens Electronics Co., Ltd, Nike (Guangzhou), Adidas Group (Guangzhou), Chery Automobile Group, Shanghai Municipal Electric Power Company, and Shanghai Caojing Electric Power Company).

Aside from acquiring additional knowledge on the energy targets of the China, participants were trained to identify and adopt opportunities for energy efficiency implementation, to gain knowledge on procuring energy and entering into energy management contract and to conduct energy audit using appropriate equipment.  Proper audit reporting was also discussed during the training.

At the end of the training, participants acquired awareness on the country’s current energy efficiency scenario as well as local laws and regulations. Further, they are able to understand the purpose, structure and management principles underpinning the newly realeased ISO 50001 Standard on Energy Management and they would be able to integrate effective energy management strategies to their existing company policies/practices.

Finally, on December 9, SEEK held a Best Practices Forum in Holiday Inn, Beijing, as a venue for multi-stakeholder groups to exchange good energy management practices and learnings in implementing energy efficiency initiatives. #

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