IIP Strategic Advisor Lynn Price, Hongyu Lu from LBNL and IIP Executive Director, Jigar V. Shah discussing best practices in industrial energy efficiency.
The Institute for Industrial Productivity’s (IIP) Executive Director, Jigar V. Shah, and Head of China Programs, Dongmei Chen, attended the 2012 China Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit in Lijiang, Yunnan from July 4th- 5th. The summit, which was co-organized by ERI of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and CSEP, focused on energy saving advances in technology, energy efficiency financing, China’s Top 10,000 Energy-Consuming Enterprises program, capacity building on energy saving human resources, and establishing an evaluation and monitoring platform with third party verification agencies.
During the summit, IIP released a Mandarin translation of the Policy Pathway on Energy Management Programmes for Industry report. This joint report with the IEA provides details on how to implement specific recommendations drawn from the IEA’s 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations.
China has studied energy management systems (EnMSs) since 2002 and issued a national EnMS standard in 2009. A pilot application in Shandong and a pilot EnMS certification scheme in selected industry sectors have laid solid foundations for promoting and implementing EnMSs throughout China.
China’s Top 10,000 Program requires that the selected 10,000 high energy-intensive enterprises establish and improve the operation of EnMS within their factories. Dongmei feels that “this shows an important milestone for the widespread uptake of EnMS in China. EnMS is an effective way to improve energy efficiency at the enterprise level in a systematic and sustainable way. But the effective application of EnMS by companies heavily relies on government policies and supporting measures. Practices and experience in Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, and Australia already show that the degree of market adoption is highly correlated to the presence of a government-led energy management program”.(IIP) Executive Director, Jigar V. Shah, and Head of China Programs, Dongmei Chen, attended the 2012 China Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit in Lijiang, Yunnan