Component 1 - Enhanced policy and programmatic frameworks for promotion and support of industrial energy efficiency
Component 1 intervenes to raise the profile of industry within the EE policy-making and institutional space, strengthens technical capacity and contributes to the establishment of a programmatic framework that promotes and supports the sustainable improvement of energy efficiency and climate footprint of industry.
International Workshop and Discussion Voluntary Agreements with Industry – EU Experience in energy efficiency was conducted in line with the request from the MoESD. The purpose of the Workshop was:
To share and discuss experiences on the implementation of voluntary agreements in industry
To listen to industry‘s challenges, needs and priorities for energy efficiency
To discuss possible approaches, actions and options for Georgia to implement voluntary agreements between industries and Georgian government
The UNIDO project supports Georgian Government and IEE stakeholders also in the process of transposing the 2012/27/EU Energy Efficiency Directive (hereinafter simply EED). As a consequence, when considering EED’s transposition the articles that have special relevance for the project (focus industry) are:
Article 7 – Energy efficiency obligation schemes
Article 8 – Energy audits and energy management systems
Article 16 – Availability of qualification, accreditation and certification schemes
The workshop was to build better understanding of relevant stakeholders about EED Art. 7, 8 and 16 key elements and their implementation modalities. In coordination with other donors and organizations supporting Georgia in its efforts to introduce modern policies and legislation for energy efficiency like the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction (EBRD), this Workshop tried to respond to the need for greater knowledge and understanding of opportunities as well as challenges that are or might be ahead of Georgian decision-makers and IEE stakeholders.
A workshop on the international standard ISO 50001 and Energy Management Systems (EnMS), requested by and targeted to conformity assessment stakeholders, i.e. Georgian standardization, accreditation and certification bodies, management systems auditors, etc., was organized at Techno Park in Tbilisi on 22-23 February, 2018.
The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness and understanding among government institutions and private sector stakeholders about ISO 50001, EnMS implementation and other ISO 5000X series standards. Key aspects presented included the overall structure of ISO 50001-EnMS, energy performance measurement and indicators, certification and accreditation for ISO 50001. The workshop also served as an opportunity for Georgian relevant stakeholders to discuss issues related to the implementation of ISO 50001 and EnMS in Georgia.
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