Third workshop summary

Opening Remarks 1: Mr. Lu Xinming, Director, Division of Energy Conservation, Department of Resources Conservation & Environment Protection, National Development and Reform Committee (China)

·      Noted that it was very important to promote energy efficiency globally

·      Identified that EMAK had established a platform for policy makers to discuss these issues

·      Noted that China – which has already done a lot on energy efficiency targets - is open and active to participate in best practices and is willing to share achievements

·      And closed with the remark that Guilin in November is particularly beautiful!

Opening Remarks 2: Hiroshi Asahi, Director-General for Energy and Environmental Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), (Japan)

·      Thanked participants for attending and the Chinese government for hosting the event

·      Noted that energy management is critical to promote energy efficiency in industry

·      Stated that the key concepts of sharing information, building networks and supporting implementation were designed into EMAK

·      And closed with the notion that listening to each other is very important

Moderator:  Ms. Louise Vickery, General Manager of DRET, Australia

·      Noted that energy use and intensity is critical to Australia’s future because of their reliance on mining

·      Introduced the speakers and noted that this session will focus on heavy energy users and the opportunities that exist within those industries

·      Explained that Australia’s Energy Efficiency Opportunities program requires not just an audit but a full report to the Board that is made public


Speaker 1 (13:20- 13:45) : Ms. Abha Shukla, Secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power (India)

ThemePerform, Achieve & Trade (PAT)(National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency)

·      India still has energy shortages even with the recent and planned significant increases in supply and capacity

·      Therefore, energy efficiency is an important strategy for their country

·      Identified large potential savings indifferent sectors such as agriculture, industry, transport and so on

·      Individual energy policies are being developed for each of these sectors

·      As well, India has developed appliance schemes and focused on building efficiencies


Speaker 2 ( 13:45-14:15) : Mr. Carl Barrett, Group risk and sustainability Manager, BGC (Australia)  With a short presentation about Australia's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australia.

·      BGC is Australia’s largest builder for the last 7 years

·      Their changes have occurred because the Australian government has required change, but also because they have identified real commercial interest in energy efficiency

·      Noted that some core components for BGC: leadership, co-ordinating people, providing case studies, identifying opportunities, and formalizing decision-making proposals

·      Finally, suggested that EMAK could provide a strong communication focus for disparate energy efficiency advocates globally


ThemeEnergy Management Practices In Australian Industry

Speaker 3 (14:15-14:40) : Mr. Sung Hee Won, senior manager, LG Chem (Korea)

ThemeEnergy Management Practices of LG Chem

·      Built on the approach of the Korean government with their EMS by building corporate wide system

·      This system was integrated, aligned to the broader national government approach and already delivering significant results

·      Suggested that EMAK could focus on the role of the CEO and get them interested in energy management and energy efficiency

·      In reply to a question, noted that ISO50001 will not be mandatory in Korea


Speaker 4 (14:40-15:05) : Mr. He Jun, Vice Director, China Building Materials Federation (China)

Theme: China Cement Industry in Energy Saving and Emission Reduction

·      Chinese government required mandatory reductions for each unit of cement plant

·      China is creating its own national standards based on benchmarking but is happy to adopt standards and approaches from other countries

·      Because of the significant diversity of cement manufacturers, energy targets are difficult – China is concentrating on bringing up the bottom group to a better average


Moderator : Mr. Kazuhiko Yoshida, General Manager, Cooperation Planning and Management Department, International Cooperation Division, The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ)

·      Noted that this session focused on energy management practices by small and medium sized enterprises such as Energy Service Companies and other useful practices


Speaker 1(16:00-16:25) : Dr. Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan, Professor and Director of the Industrial Assessment Center, West Virginia University (USA)

ThemeEnergy Management Practices by SME

·      Has a training focus that tries to get energy management skills into the small and medium enterprise workplace

·      Noted that unbiased advice is useful, as they are funded by government but not “selling” consultancy products

·      Insisted that verifying the savings made from energy efficiency is a critical step and needs to be focused on more urgently

·      Has seen a change over the years – at the start, they struggled to get SME workplaces for assessments, and now they have a large waiting list


Speaker 2 (16:25-16:50) : Mr. Takashi Sato, Technical Expert, Technical Cooperation Department, International Cooperation Division, The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ )

ThemeEnergy Management and Practices in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Japan

·      Discussed the energy management system in Japan and the current energy situation

·      (Yukari noted that regulation, leadership by top management and crisis got Japan going on the road to energy efficiency – what happens if you do not have a crisis?)

·      Outlined two case studies – one based on a single company and the other based on a sectoral approach

  • Identified three areas for EMAK to focus on: Networking of policymakers and relevant EM related network; Supportive measures to be prepared by policy makers as a key to promote SMEs Energy Management; and international EM information exchange.


Closing Remarks : Mr. Robert Tromop, Head of EEU, IEA


1. The Drivers for EM

       “the government made us change”

       Good business sense – growth, profit

       EE the next largest resource

       Focus on largest users or costs

       Utility, network pricing / incentives

       Global and local environmental challenges

       Business processes; ISO9000, 14000, 51000

       Product development

       Process technology developments; dry clinker,

       Crisis, recession, trade issues…  many drivers, not just MJs


2.  FOCUS.  Substantive change from:

       Much of the potential lies in a few growing energy intensive industries: mining, metals, cement, timber & paper, chemicals…

       Process EE is often limited by chemical thermodynamics, but process scale, complexity and human factors offers large EM potential

       Developing country productive sectors; >50% of TCE

       EM techniques also work for commercial transport, generation,

       Broad view of drivers; productivity not just GHG

       SME; IAC, ‘supportive measure’ how to ‘hold their hands’ cost effectively


3. EM policy options

       (Mandatory) energy saving targets

       ESCo – capacity and capability, finance

       Fiscal instruments & ES certs

       Norms, targets and benchmarks

       Audits, surveys, data analysis

       MV&E, assessments, reporting, compliance

       Energy – mass thermodynamics analysis


4.  EM strategies in industry



       leadership, people, organisation…

       data, evaluation,

       decision making,

       implementation, monitoring,


These strategies are getting more sophisticated


5.  EMAK must do….

  1. A really smart EMAK (multi-language) global communications portal with webinars etc
  2. EM process guides for industry; PRO, etc
  3. EM policy pathways for government: PAT, EEO, IAC, policy options, etc
  4. Capacity building : training energy managers technicians, consultants, governors, accountants, policy advisors, politicians …
  5. Technology options that work with EM esp SMEs (such as insulation)
  6. Help us understand the CE’s mind, and how to motivate their EM behaviours
  7. Standards, systems, protocols, guides for EM techniques; data, HR,  etc
  8. Identify multiple benefits and returns from EM measures
  9. Identify supply chain opportunities for EM  (SMEs?)
  10. What can we do for globalised businesses?