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The training’s objectives is to give managers and company owners of Kenyan production companies an overview of the rationale and of the possibilities of energy saving measures in their enterprises. Such measures can be achieved through the adoption of energy-saving procedures and actions and /or the use of renewable energies. The seminar provides information and facts about various possibilities, costs and benefits, as well as good examples to enable the participants to assess the implementation of possible measures in the sector-specific enterprises.
Targeted participants are member companies of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). The companies should be from any Kenyan based production company, preferably from energy intensive companies. Multipliers such as energy auditors, who are already working in the field, are of course also highly welcomed. We aim at hosting 20-50 participants for this training.
The seminar is designed as a full-time course and includes 2 days, the third day is optional.
The first half day includes the presentation of the drivers for energy efficiency (power tariffs etc.), regulatory framework (including promotion schemes such as the energy auditing programme of KAM) and possibilities of financing.
Second half of first day and first half of second day is fully dedicated to the presentation of cross-cutting energy saving options (such as waste heat recovery, efficient lighting, energy efficient motor drives) as well as of industry-specific energy efficient measures (e.g. for diary, horticulture, cement factories, rolling mills etc.). Information about good practices and pay-back period are included. In this context, some renewable energy technologies and good practices in the industry will be explained and illustrated (e.g. solar PV, biogas, direct use of geothermal). Focal issues will be defined according to the most significant potentials.
The last session of the two-day seminar should deal with the ESCO approach, i.e. that energy service companies invest in energy efficient measures and get refinanced through the achieved energy savings (Performance contracting). It is an approach which is slowly coming up in Kenya and helps to overcome the reluctance of industries to invest in energy efficiency.
Beyond the seminar (depending on the interest of the participants) an excursion to a completed project (e.g. solar project site) takes place on the third day, which provides not only technical information but also the experience of the system operators in the implementation and operation of the plant.