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  • The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology has been achieving success through its sensitisation programme.
  • Programme Manager at the EECP, Wayne Williams, said it is encouraging to see the difference that the programme is making.
  • The programme, which is aimed at achieving a five percent reduction yearly in the energy consumption of Government ministries, departments and agencies, is in the monitoring and verification stage.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology has been achieving success through its sensitisation programme.

Along with print, television and radio features, the programme has trained 80 persons from various government agencies in five sensitization sessions since October 2015.

The sessions are a part of the Government’s thrust to reduce the energy consumption of Government ministries, departments and agencies.

They also complement the investments made in cost saving retrofits in these organizations, including cool roof solutions, solar control film and the replacement of inefficient air conditioning units.

Techniques in maintaining the energy efficient retrofits, as well as useful tips in conserving energy are imparted in the sessions.

Programme Manager at the EECP, Wayne Williams, said it is encouraging to see the difference that the programme is making.

“It is good to be able to go into institutions and show them where they have been saving; they see the fruits of their labour right in front of them and they can see where they fall in the ranking in terms of the programme,” he added.

Another indicator of the programme’s success has been the increase in requests for the EECP to conduct energy audits in other institutions. These audits usually indicate where the institutions are falling short in their conservation efforts.

Administrative Coordinator of the project at the EECP, Tenny Daley, said this is an indication that “persons are buying into the programme.”

The programme, which is aimed at achieving a five percent reduction yearly in the energy consumption of Government ministries, departments and agencies, is in the monitoring and verification stage. Since inception, it has realised savings of $100 million.

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