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National certification system for energy auditors

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals: 

Affordable and clean energy

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Affordable and clean energy

Decent work and economic growth

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal8
Decent work and economic growth

Climate action

Goal 13: Climate action
Goal13
Climate action

This Technology Transfer Advances Pakistan's

  • Nationally Determined Contribution to promote and support low-carbon, climate resilient development, as well as its committment to reduce its emissions after reaching peak levels.

Context

There is a large potential for energy conservation and efficient use of energy in Pakistan. The National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (NEEC) 2016 recently passed, and a diverse range of industries have already experienced improved energy and production efficiency following energy audits conducted under various programs. However, apart from general training programs and capacity building initiatives, no professional certification system exists for energy auditors.

Requested CTCN Response

  • Development of a national certification system for energy auditors and energy managers
  • Organization of a preparatory technical training programme on energy audits
  • Development of course content and guidebooks and a question and answer bank for the energy auditor and manager examination
  • Preparation of guidelines and report on necessary rules and regulations 

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

Expected Results

  • The establishment of the certification system will ensure that professionals have the required knowledge and experience needed to correctly perform energy audits
  • The guidebooks and systematic training programmes will raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing and improve the practice of energy auditors
  • The energy audit followed by the identification of the energy efficiency and conservation opportunities with investment potential can help to open up larger investment in the energy efficiency sector in Pakistan

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