Biennial Newsletter December 2011, Vol. 1, Issue #2 In this Issue National Launching AEMAS National Launching ConferenceConference of AEMAS AEMAS was successfuly launched in the following ASEAN Member States (AMS): Malaysia Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Each launching conference was graciously opened by a high ranking government official in charge of energy efficiency and conservation Philippines program and policies in these AMS. The launching conference was also participated by representatives from the private sector and AEMAS national council members of each AMS. Thailand Vietnam Malaysia Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM) The national launch of AEMAS in Malaysia was held on July 19, 2011 Mission for AEMAS in Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia. Participated by more than 300 conducted energy professionals, the event was graced by the Secretary General of the in the Philippines Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Her Excellency Datuk Loo Took Gee. Datuk Gee reiterated the strong support of the Malaysian AEMAS joined the government to the AEMAS goals and objectives during the launch and addedSwitch-Asia Network Facility Meeting in that AEMAS will be an invaluable tool in Malaysia’s energy efficiency and Jakarta, Indonesia conservation program. Funded by:Switch-Asia Programme (l-r): Dr. Gopi Kurup, CEO of TMR&D, Prof. Dr. Zainuddin Abd Manan of UTM, Dr. Nazily Mohd Noor, CEO of MGTC, Implementing Agency Datuk Loo Took Gee, Sec-Gen of MEGTW, Ms. Viktorija Kaidalova of EUD-Malaysia, Dr. Mohd Zamzam Jaafar of MEPA and Mr. Pierre Cazelles, AEMAS Regional Advisor. Highlights of the launch were the awarding of the AEMAS Energy Management Gold Standard (EMGS) 1-star certificate to University Technology Malaysia (UTM) and TELKOM Malaysia Research and Development (TMRD). These two institutions were certified because they already have an energy management system according to ISO 50001, budget allocation for energy efficiency measures, procurement policy and internal investment criteria which favors energy efficient technologies, motivation plan for personnel involved in energy management system and an AEMAS Certified Energy Manager. The national launch of AEMAS in Malaysia was organized by Green Technology Corporation of Malaysia (GreenTech Malaysia) in collaboration with the Malaysian Energy Professionals Association (MEPA). The national launching conference in Malaysia was opened by a video made specifically for AEMAS by GreenTech Malaysia. The video available at the following link: http://emtc-aemas.blogspot.com/2011/07/aemas-conference-materials.html
Philippines AEMAS was successfully launched on August 26, 2011 at the New World Hotel, Makati City, Philippines. The event was attended by Her Excellency, Undersecretary of the Department of Energy, Ms. Loreta G. Ayson. The Philippine launch was opened with flag ceremony performed by the University of Santo Tomas Honor Guards. The national launch of AEMAS drew a wide array of guests from the energy efficiency field in the Philippines, with representatives from the Visayas and Mindanao region. The participants numbered more than150 energy efficiency practitioners and advocates, expressing their total support to the AEMAS initiative of achieving a sustainable energy management system.(l-r): Mr. Matthieu Penot of EUD-Phils., Mr. Joe Hilario of ENPAP, Mr. Greg Gonzales of ENPAP, USEC Loreta Ayson of DOE, Mr. Bernard Pacia of ENPAP,Mr. Ernie Casis of ENPAP, Mr. Rolando Constantino of ENPAP, Mr. Christopher Zamora of ACE and Mr. Hans Farnhammer of EUD-Philippines. The highlights of the launch were the awarding of the Energy Management Gold Standard 1-star certificate to 3 companies, 75 Certified Energy Managers, 25 Local Trainers and 2 Country Experts. The three companies awarded the Energy Management Gold Standard 1 star certificate are Texas Instruments Phils. Inc., Toshiba Information Equipment Phils. Inc., and San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation. The launch was concluded by signing a Memorandum of Agreement between AEMAS Philippines and AEMAS National Council Members and was organized by ENPAP.Thailand The Launching Conference of AEMAS in Thailand was held with great success at the Conrad Hotel, Bangkok, on Thursday, 15 September 2011. More than 70 persons attended the event composed of the following: • Energy specialists • Managers of energy intensive organizations • Staff of energy intensive organizations • Members of the press / media companies • Energy efficient equipment suppliers, distributors and manufacturers • Auditing companies / companies conducting certification • Representatives of academic institutions and student Highlights during the conference were the awarding of certificates to Thailand’s first AEMAS certified energy managers and local trainers by Dr. Hardiv Harris Situmeang, ACE Executive Director. His Excellency, Mr. Krairit Nilkuha, Director General of the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) of Thailand delivered the welcome remarks.
Most participants have provided very positive feedback, expressing high satisfaction, and strong interest to join the AEMAS scheme. The conference was organized by CDC-SEA and also included the presentation by Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF), one of the first Thai companies to apply for the Energy Management Gold Standard. Photos of the conference are available in this link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ 40vm3qfkebmb2f9/AEMAS%20Launching%20Con- ference%2015%20September%202011%20Con- rad%20.zip (l-r): Mr. Pierre Cazelles, AEMAS Regional Advisor, Mr. Jean-Marc Alexandre,CDC-SEA, Mr. Krairit Nilkuha, Director General of DEDE, Ms. Veronique Lorenzo of EUD-Thailand, Dr. Hardiv Harris Situmeang, Executive Director ofACE and Mr. Steven Sim of ICASEA.Vietnam AEMAS was successfully launched in Vietnam held at the Sofitel Plaza Hotel in Hanoi on 21 October 2011. The Launching Conference was attended by more than 60 participants coming from both the government and private sector. The welcome remarks was delivered by His Excellency Mr. Phan Cong Hop, Deputy Director General of Science and Technology Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam. Dr. Hardiv Harris Situmeang (right), Executive Director of ACE, delivered his Keynote Address during the National Launching Conference of AEMAS in Vietnam held in Sofitel Plaza Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam on 21 October 2011. The highlight of the launch was the awarding of certificates to AEMAS certified energy managers and local trainers. Twenty two local trainers and eight energy managers were given AEMAS certificates by the Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), Dr. Hardiv Harris Situmeang. The national launching conference in Vietnam was organized by Research Centre for Energy and Environment (RCEE), the AEMAS Project Partner in Vietnam.
Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM) Mission for AEMAS Project conducted in the Philippines, 17-21 October 2011 The Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM) Mission for the ASEAN Energy ManagementScheme (AEMAS) project was successfully conducted in the Philippines on 17-21 October 2011.The ROM Mission is an activity conducted by an independent consultant for the European Union(EU) projects funded under the Switch-Asia Programme. The ROM Mission was organized by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) in coordination with the AEMAS Philippines’ project partner, the Energy Efficiency Practitioners Association of the Philippines or ENPAP. The following target groups and beneficiaries of the AEMAS Project were interviewed during the ROM Mission: project partner; professional institutions; power utility company; AEMAS National Council members; energy end users; energy efficiency advocacy groups; energy consultants and auditors; ESCOs and training participants. (l-r, 1st row) Photo above shows Mr. Joe Hilario (ENPAP), Mr. Rolando Constantino (ENPAP), Ms. Mercedes Marin (ECORYS), Mr. Oscarlito Malvar (ACE) and Mr. Ernie Casis (AEMAS Country Coordinator) during the ROM Mission in the Philippines with trainees. The ROM Mission was conducted by Ms. Mercedes Marin of ECORYS, and she wasaccompanied by Mr. Oscarlito C. Malvar, AEMAS Technical Officer of the ASEAN Centre forEnergy (ACE). During the Mission, Ms. Marin and Mr. Malvar witnessed the awarding of thecertificates of attendance to the participants of the 5th AEMAS Certified Energy ManagerTraining-Workshop conducted by ENPAP in Technopark Hotel, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippineson 19-21 October 2011.AEMAS joined the Switch-Asia Network Facility Meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia 25 - 27 October 2011 AEMAS joined the Switch-Asia Network Facility Meeting held on 25-27 October 2011 in LeMeridien Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. The Meeting was a gathering of all Switch-Asia funded projectsby the European Union. The Meeting’s overall objective is to strenghten the synergies andknowledge sharing between projects at regional level, and to provide a platform where the projectpartners can present their current progress to important stakeholders, such as local policy makers. The Meeting was attended by 60 participants from 10 projects and is the third and final inthe series of Sub-regional Switch-Asia Networking Meetings. Switch-Asia will continue this usefulevents to support the successful implementation of projects.The establishment of AEMAS is co-financed by the European Commissions Switch Asia Program. SWITCH Asia aims at promotingSustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Asia. To achieve this objective, the program works simultaneously on the ground,with producers and consumers, and at the level of policy-making through supporting for formulation and implementation of SCP-related policies. It started in 2007 with a budget of €90 million for the period 2007-2010.Disclaimer: This document has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of theauthors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.