ERC in Shs. 1 million sponsorship for 2017 Energy Management Awards

20th March 2017

ERC IN SHS 1 MILLION SPONSORSHIP FOR 2017 ENERGY MANAGEMENT AWARDS

ERC today gave sponsorship worth Shs 1 million in support of this year’s Energy Management Awards (EMA). The EMA awards, which are held annually, are organized by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).

The purpose of EMA is to publicly recognize enterprises that have made major and sustainable gains in energy efficiency through the application of modern energy management principles and practices. The nominees are required to demonstrate significant cost savings from energy management practices.

Winners of EMA 2017 will receive prizes at a Gala Night on Friday 31st March 2017 in Nairobi. The awards ceremony will be the climax of a Sustainable Energy Week to be held on 29th – 31st March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel also in Nairobi.

Acting Director General Mr. Robert Pavel Oimeke today presented this year’s cheque to KAM’s Chief Executive Phyllis Wakiaga. ERC has been sponsoring EMA for several years now.

EMA is closely aligned to the Energy (Energy Management) Regulations 2012 which are implemented by ERC. These regulations were developed to assist industrial, institutional and commercial players use energy efficiently and sustainably.

All facilities (factories, hotels, hospitals, schools, etc) consuming above 640,001 MJ (180,000kWh) of energy per year are expected to comply with the Energy Management Regulations. Among other necessary actions, those facilities must carry out energy audits every three years. Their first energy audits should have been done by 28th September 2015.

A register of energy auditors and energy audit firms licensed to conduct energy audits is available at ERC offices and at the Renewable Energy section of the ERC website.

Apart from regulations on energy management, the Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations 2012 and the Energy (Appliances’ Energy Performance and Labelling) Regulations 2016 provide frameworks that encourage responsible energy consumption practices.