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Argentina and energy efficiency

  1. 1. BUENOS AIRES & ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND ELECTRIC GRIDS By F. Lopez
  2. 2. PURPOSE AND STATEMENT • The purpose of this PowerPoint is to provide a better understanding of energy efficiency policy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. • Energy management and demand response can provide relief on constrained local electric grids. • The recent power outages provide an impetus to expand energy management programs.
  3. 3. EXAMPLES OF WHAT WORKS • STATE OF CALIFORNIA will reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2018. • • • • • • • • Executive Order by the Governor of California Statewide Energy Efficiency Program Managed by Department of General Services Energy services provided by pre-screened Energy Service Companies Fulfill Executive Order B.18.12 – energy and sustainability Reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2018 All State Agencies Work with electric utilities and new loan & incentive programs
  4. 4. ENERGY EFFICIENCY LAW • In 2009, the City Council of Buenos Aires, passed a law (3246/09) that sets guidelines for the government of Buenos Aires to pursue its energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions targets.
  5. 5. GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY • The local government of Buenos Aires has authorized the Energy Efficiency Program in Public Buildings (PEEEP) in order to optimize energy consumption in public buildings and set an exemplary policy which obliged the public buildings of the city to implement energy consumption monitoring systems. • The implementation of the ordinance also allows PEEEP to expand, mandating the adoption of energy efficiency measures in all public buildings, including those ones that were not attended in the initial stage of PEEEP.
  6. 6. GOALS • Achieve minimum savings in energy consumption of 20% by 2015 in public buildings of the government of the City of Buenos Aires; • Instill the concepts that make energy efficiency improvements in daily practices for the public service sector employees and society in general; • Have systematic information about the tons of carbon dioxide that have stopped issuing through the implementation of energy efficiency practices in public buildings; • At least 50% of the savings achieved through energy efficiency shall be used to finance education and information campaigns on energy efficiency and to incorporate new energy efficiency systems in government buildings, public lighting and traffic lights; • The creation of a specific item in the government budget to finance building and technological improvements that will contribute to energy efficiency.
  7. 7. PROGRAM APPROACH • The program targets the energy efficiency of existing public buildings in anticipation of influencing both the construction sector to adopt energy efficient measures and the technology markets to promote efficiency technologies. • Through the use of a benchmarking method to determine the best approaches for resource efficiency improvements, each public building (offices, schools, hospitals, etc) will carry out a monthly registration of energy consumption and will be responsible for monitoring and implementation of energy efficiency and saving measures.
  8. 8. BUILDING TARGET TYPES • Obtain energy diagnosis for 5 different types of public buildings: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Administrative offices Hospitals Schools Cultural centers Citizen service centers
  9. 9. SURVEY AND MEASUREMENTS 1. Surveys of buildings and structures 2. Surveys of operating equipment & consumption levels 3. Installation of sensors to record temperature and humidity 4. Measurement of electrical energy consumption by equipment placed on the principal and sectional electrical boards 5. Survey of the number of personnel in each office and on each floor during every working hour of the day; 6. Survey of thermal comfort 7. Measurement of lighting above working stations 8. Analysis of buildings' water consumption.
  10. 10. NEXT STEPS • Update this PowerPoint with on-going or completed projects. • Compare and contrast before and after • Share information – what worked, learning experiences. • Demonstrate the energy efficiency and demand response provides load relief • Compare and contrast to California’s innovative energy programs. • Re post the PowerPoint on Share
  11. 11. REFERENCES • http://www.re-green.eu/en/go/case-of-the-month--buenos-aires • http://energia3.mecon.gov.ar/contenidos/archivos/ DIAGNOSTICO%20PRELIMINAR%20DE%20POTENCIALE S%20PAEEP.pdf
  12. 12. ABOUT THE AUTHOR • Felix has been in the energy business over 25 years; holds a Master’s Degree in Business, Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Green Six Sigma, Certificate in Urban & Regional Planning, and Certificates in Advanced Power Quality and Energy Management. • The author retrieved this information from public domain websites provided in the reference section. Some information may need updating for accuracy. • For questions or clarification send email to felixlopezmail@gmail.com

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