Industrial Energy Efficiency-Cambodia (IEEC)

2) The objective of the National IEE Best Practices Dissemination (BPD) program is twofold:

  • To raise awareness of an increasingly broader industrial audience about the best practices, the benefits as well as the costs of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Energy Management (EM) in the manufacturing sector of Cambodia.
  • To offer a reference point for EE and EM practitioners as well as enterprises where to find information and resources for establishing an energy management system and identifying and developing IEE projects.

The IEE BPD program being established during the GEF-UNIDO project will consist of the following elements:

a) Development of IEE case studies
These case studies will be produced in different ways: simply translating international case studies; based on results and projects generated by the GEF-UNIDO project; based on results/ case studies generated by the Cambodia Cleaner Production Programme.
b) Creation and maintenance of an IEE Best Practices Dissemination website as also part of project component 2.
c) Development and production of user friendly pictorial guideline and EE posters in local language as IEE promotion material.
d) Development of a Practical Guide to the Implementation of Energy Management in Industry in compliance with the EN 16001/ISO 50001 international standards.
e) Organization of workshops/ seminars on the importance of energy efficiency in industry and IEE best practices for Management (2 hrs) manager level (1/2 day) and shop floor level for 1 full day.

3) The objectives of the National Industrial Energy Auditor Accreditation (NEAA) program are:

Another major activity in this project component is the creation of an accreditation program for National Energy experts, service providers, and local ESCOs. In coordination with relevant government institutions, an appropriate accreditation scheme will be developed including testing programs and the definition of the institutional mechanisms for the accreditation program. Moreover, a scheme will be developed to integrate the energy specialist accreditation program to existing related accreditation schemes in the country, in other ASEAN/ASIAN countries and in the developed countries.

  • To provide a policy and normative instrument for supporting medium and long term sustainability and progression of energy savings in industry.
  • To contribute to the creation of a national market for energy efficiency services and products for industry and other sectors.
  • To compile course material, question answer booklet and evaluation paper for Energy auditor in Khmer language.

The NEAA will capitalize the resources and outputs produced mainly through the capacity building project component-2 &3 of the GEF-UNIDO project.

The ultimate goal of the GEF-UNIDO project is to demonstrate IEE benefits through assisting implementation and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at wider scale by contributing to establish a policy and normative environment that enables and supports sustainable adoption of energy efficient technologies and management as an integral part of industries’ business practices. Mechanism for up-scaling by creating an environment in which a cadre of well-trained and equipped experts in energy management and system optimization assists industries in developing and implementing energy efficiency improvement projects.

Expected Global Environmental Benefits to be delivered

Industrial decision makers from Cambodia, likewise most of other countries often links improved energy efficiency or cleaner production with new hardware, either being new production technologies or looking at individual components substitution (kilns, engines, motors, pumps, boilers, etc.) rather than how energy is managed and how energy producing and consuming systems are operated. NCPO-C experience in implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production in Cambodia is also same and focus/understanding is mostly on new hardware for EE rather than optimizing the existing one before assessing the feasibility of new technologies. In many cases, such approach leads to significant unrealized energy savings or unattractive proposition due to high investment and capital cost. Strategy of energy efficiency in industry requires attention not only direct energy usage but also material and water intensity which is linked to energy intensity. Usage of energy is intertwined with the whole production process and the adoption of an energy system optimization approach. Past experience in OECD countries shows that: