ECCJ began conducting a certified energy auditor training program for Bangladesh
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Under the instruction and financial support of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) has been implementing a bilateral energy conservation cooperation project with Bangladesh. From this fiscal year, ECCJ began conducting a “Certified Energy Auditor Hands-on Training Program”. As a part of this program, ECCJ dispatched experts to implement a demonstration energy audit of a garment factory located in the suburbs of Dhaka. Before proceeding with the audit, a webinar targeting certified energy auditors and qualified energy managers was held on the topic of “energy audit procedures for factories”.
View of energy audit at the sewing factory (1)
View of energy audit at the sewing factory (2)
View of energy audit start meeting
Group photograph after conducting the energy audit
In Bangladesh, a certified energy auditor examination system was started from 2020, and currently 25 energy auditors have been certified. However, these 25 auditors have had little experience in actually conducting energy audits at factories and buildings, and it is considered that their practical capabilities are insufficient. Accordingly, ECCJ, together with the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) as the institution managing the energy conservation system in Bangladesh, began conducting a hands-on training program for newly certified energy auditors from the current fiscal year. As the first part of this program, a demonstration energy audit for factories was conducted by three Japanese energy conservation experts during the two-day period of October 1 and 2 at a garment factory located in the suburbs of Dhaka. The audit report will also be provided to newly certified energy auditors through SREDA. Before proceeding with the audit, a webinar was held on September 20 on the topic of “energy audit procedures for factories and key points of energy audits” as learning materials for the energy audit plan at the sewing factory this time. Approximately 50 persons participated in the webinar, bringing together qualified energy managers in addition to the certified energy auditors, and lively Q&A sessions were held.