adelphi receives the German Sustainability Award "Company"
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News publ. 21. Dec 2011
From 11 to 17 December 2011, adelphi arranged an energy-efficiency study tour in New Delhi, for representatives of ministries and other state institutions from Bangladesh and Nepal with a focus on energy auditors and energy management systems.
India, Bangladesh and Nepal are among the countries in South Asia that have recognized the enormous potential of an efficient management of energy, and have developed initial institutional structures for a comprehensive implementation of energy efficiency measures. However, the institutional and legislative frameworks in place in each of the three countries are all at very different stages of development. While India already has extensive legislation on energy efficiency and energy management and auditing, Bangladesh and Nepal are currently striving to establish legal regulatory mechanisms. The study tour also served to initiate mutual learning processes and an exchange of experiences between India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Over the first training days of the study tour, Indian representatives from relevant legislative institutions, in particular the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), informed on the Indian systems for training, certifying and accrediting energy auditors. adelphi then presented German regulations for energy auditors as a further option for defining a framework. Animated discussions highlighted possible connecting factors and a transfer of knowledge adapted to the prevailing conditions in Bangladesh and Nepal was achieved. In the second part of the study tour, visits were arranged to a South Asian policy dialogue organized by the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), as well as a capacity workshop on energy efficiency. This allowed the participants of the study tour to discuss the issue of energy efficiency with numerous representatives from the region.