On the request of SREDA (Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Agency), CTCN through its Technical Assistance is facilitating the development of the necessary guidelines, course materials and conducting training of relevant professionals. This will support SREDA in conducting the certification examination to start developing human resources for supporting implementation of the existing EE&C (energy efficiency and conservation) plan through a national certification programme.
Organising a Training of Trainers programme is one of the main activities covered under CTCN technical assistance in addition to preparation and finalisation of guideline, syllabus and development of course materials.
National Productivity Council, India (NPC) is the implementing partner for the Technical Assistance. So far, the general guidelines for certification exam, preparation of syllabus, defining fees structure, gender inclusiveness etc. have been developed. Relevant course materials, model question banks have been designed by the implementer and submitted to SREDA for finalization. The training of relevant professionals is under preparation stage and is planned to be conducted in early 2019.
Bangladesh has a vast potential for energy conservation and efficient use of energy, particularly in industrial, residential and commercial sectors. It is estimated that major energy savings can be achieved through the adoption and implementation of three energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) Programs namely: Energy Management Program, EE Labeling Program and EE Buildings Program.
Hence, this training and other activities under the CTCN technical assistance will facilitate creating a robust and self-sustaining system for implementing the provisions of the (EE&C) Program effectively. It will develop national capacities and will raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing and improve the practice of energy auditors. It would also spur investments in the energy efficiency sector and reduce the demand on the fossil fuel based new power plants in Bangladesh.
The training will become an essential component of the implementation of the certification scheme will contribute in-directly in overall reduction in energy use and thereby also CO2 emissions from highly energy consuming sectors and the adoption of the national certification scheme will potentially lead to market transformation in the energy efficiency and conservation.
This action was carried out with funding by the European Union.