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1st Workshop of ASEAN-JAPAN Energy Efficiency Partnership (AJEEP) Scheme 3 2021-2022: Cambodia

22 September 2021

Online, 22 September 2021The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ) organised the 1stWorkshop of the ASEAN-Japan Energy Efficiency Partnership Programme (AJEEP) Scheme 3 Cambodia under SOME-METI Work Programme 2021-2022 on 22 September 2021.

The Workshop, hosted by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Cambodia, supported Cambodia in developing energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) legal and regulatory framework, particularly on the energy efficiency standard and labelling (S&L) and energy management system arrangement.

In the opening remarks, His Excellency Victor Jona, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Mines and Energy of Cambodia, highlighted that Cambodia is developing the National Energy Efficiency Policy (NEEP) 2021-2030, aiming to reduce energy demand through the adoption of energy efficiency measures in four (4) priority sectors, namely industry, building, public services, and transport. This policy also sets the national target reduction of total energy consumption at least by 19% by 2030 compared to the business-as-usual scenario.

After ten years of implementation, the AJEEP Scheme 3 will be concluded in 2021-2022. As the result of the implementation of the AJEEP Scheme 3, the programme has supported Cambodia in the development of draft NEEP, standard and labelling system and energy management system arrangement.

To date, Cambodia has completed the first draft of the S&L Sub-Decree for electrical appliances and equipment, as well as the Prakas for air conditioners S&L. MME also has established the technical working group, which is focusing on the development of supporting policies for energy management system implementation, including the development of the draft periodical report template for industry and building.

Mr Wisaruth Meathasith from the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), Ministry of Energy, Thailand, shared his experience developing Energy Conservation Guideline in Thailand. Energy Conservation Guidelines guide the designated entities on general measures and actions for developing Energy Management Manual.

Mr Christopher G. Zamora, Senior Manager of APAEC Department, ACE, highlighted that the initiative will be beneficial to advance the energy efficiency and conservation effort in achieving the regional energy intensity reduction target of 32% by 2025 based on 2005 levels, as indicated in the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025 Phase II: 2021-2025.

The ASEAN Japan Energy Efficiency Partnership (AJEEP) is a multilateral cooperation project for energy efficiency and conservation capacity building through information sharing, knowledge exchange, training programmes, and policy consultation. Through the financial support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) of Japan, the programme is implemented by ACE and ECCJ.

By Syahira Narizta Syahputri (SNS)