Holding of the 7th energy conservation training (BECMY7) course for Malaysia (Online)
Under the instruction and financial support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) is developing a bilateral energy conservation project for Malaysia also in the current fiscal year. As the coronavirus pandemic has made the overseas dispatch of experts and invited training in Japan difficult to implement for the moment, the discussions until now relating to the details of the current fiscal year’s support project have been held four times as online meetings. The online training course (BECMY7), which is the main project in the current fiscal year, was held together with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) and other Malaysian institutions during the four-day period comprising December 2-3 and December 9-10, 2020.
1. Training participants:
(1) Malaysia: Four persons from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR), two persons from the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), two persons from the Energy Commission (EC) and 14 persons from related institutions, making a total of 22 persons.
(2) Japan: One person from METI, nine persons from the ECCJ International Cooperation Division (including one person from the Tokai Branch)
2. Overview of training:
(1) Objective: Human resource capacity building focusing on candidate trainers in the thermal technologies and facilities fields for the Type 2 qualified energy manager training that is to be newly institutionalized in Malaysia
(2) No. of trainees: In response to the guidance stating a maximum of 15 persons, 14 persons from nine institutions were initially proposed. However, additional requests were received afterwards, resulting in participation by 22 persons from 11 institutions.
(3) Lecture items: ECCJ gave lectures over the four-day period (for four hours each day) on the following subjects.
1) Japanese energy management systems
2) Thermal energy basic theory
3) Thermal facilities management (Boilers, steam systems, industrial furnaces, waste heat recovery, compressed air systems, air conditioning)
4) Thermal facilities energy audits
(4) Online meeting method: Although Zoom was utilized during the meeting, in addition to the question and answer sessions conducted live, many questions were also received and responses given using chat, an advantage of using online systems.
(5) Persons offering greetings at the beginning and end of the lecture course: Greetings were offered by the deputy secretary-general of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, deputy director of METI, and managing director of ECCJ.
(6) Completion certificates: Out of the 22 persons attending the lectures, certificates of completion were awarded to the 17 trainees who participated in the majority of the lectures over the four-day period.
3. Next online meeting: It is intended to hold a meeting to discuss the plan for the next fiscal year based on the results of the training held this time by mid-February 2021.