MANILA, Philippines - Strategic management on the energy consumption of industries and manufacturing companies will now be harmonized within the Asean region through a multi-stakeholder project that will be spearheaded by the Department of Energy.
Via the Asean Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS)-Gold Standard which will be launched this August 26 in Makati, power-intensive end-users such as industries will take their learning curve on improving efficiencies while cutting down cost on energy consumption; and for them to reduce their carbon footprints parallel to the ones implemented in Southeast Asia and other regions of the world.
The AEMAS Project will be piloted by the Philippines-DoE with a funding from the European Union (EU)-Switch Asia Programme) of the Asean Centre for Energy. It will be in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency Practitioners Association of the Philippines (ENPAP).
Apart from promoting energy efficiency initiatives, the project, according to the DoE, "will also enhance the professional standing of Certified Energy Managers (CEM) and business competitiveness of companies globally by implementing Energy Management System."
For the country, the targeted certifications are initially focused on country experts, trainers, auditors and 500 energy managers. "The AEMAS Project is aimed to …