Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority organizes four days Energy Manager Training Programme

Lahore: Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), German International Cooperation (GIZ), Training and Development Centre for the Bavarian Employers’ Association (BFZ) organized four days Energy Manager Training Programme for the industry professionals involved in energy management in the industry. The objective of this training programme is to upgrade the existing silks and knowledge of energy managers to carry out energy conservation activities on continual basis on their own.

The four-day Energy Manager Training Programme spanned was conducted by local experts under the supervision of international and national agencies. Training was conducted on Energy Management System application including Energy Auditing, Energy Efficiency improvement opportunities in electrical, mechanical and thermal system and renewable energy technologies potential for the industry.

The training programme was practical and in addition to theoretical concepts covered case studies and best practices. Training programme was attended by 65 participants from textile associations, i.e. APTMA, PHMA and PRGMEA. The training session was concluded with formal closing ceremony in which senior officials of from SMEDA, APTMA, GIZ and BFZ participated. Certificates were distributed among participants.

Mr. Strahel Martin (International Coordinator, BFZ), while addressing closing ceremony elaborated on the Bfz role to promote energy efficiency in the textile sector. Chairman APTMA (Punjab Zone) Mr. Ahsan Bashir addressing the closing ceremony said that textile Industry has realized the importance of conserving energy.

In this respect APTMA in support with SMEDA and GIZ is establishing a Sustainable Production Centre to promote cleaner production technologies and energy efficiency best practices in the member mills. Mr. Abbas Mahmood (Component Manager, Energy Efficiency GIZ mentioned that the Energy Manager training programme is specifically designed to develop inhouse capacity of the industry to plan and implement energy efficiency improvement measures.

He also highlighted that application of Energy Management System (EnMS) is the sustainable way for continual improvement of energy intensity in the industrial sector. Mr. Fayyaz A. Riaz (DGM, SMEDA) while addressing the closing ceremony said that the demand side management initiatives will help to reduce the supply and demand gap of energy in the country. He also highlighted that SMEDA plans to promote Energy Management System application as well as organizing Energy Manager training programmes in different industrial sectors.

For more information, contact:
Liaqat Ali Gohar
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)
6th floor, LDA Plaza, Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: 111-111-456
Fax: (042) 6304926

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