Within the framework of the PEER Project, BUN-CA, together with the Industrial Standards and Technology Bureau (DGNTI) and Universidad Tecnológica of Panama (UTP), and with participation of the National Energy Saving Commission (CONAE) of Mexico, organized the “Energy Efficiency and Standardization Process Alternatives” National Meeting.
This meeting was held to continue promoting the exchange of experiences on energy-saving issues in standardization and labeling processes, and the importance of Metrology in implementing Standards in the Republic of Panama through Mexican expert involvement, in order to increase electric energy efficiency and further progress in Central American standardization.
The Meeting took place last June 11-12, 2008, with the following activities:
Thursday 12: Technical meeting: National Metrology Center of Panama (CENAMEP).
The Costa Rican Technical Standards Institute (INTECO), as implementing agency of the Program for SME Competitiveness Through Technical Standardization in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, and BUN-CA within the framework of PEER, are organizing an event, “Presentation of National Energy Efficiency Technical Standards.”
This event to meant to:
The event will take place on Wednesday July 02, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in San José, Costa Rica.
BUN-CA, in the framework of its Regional Energy Efficiency Strategy, participated in civil society’s “Changing Tracks in View of Climate Change” summit with a paper on the need for changing the energy matrix in the Central American region.
BUN-CA Regional Director, José María Blanco, made a presentation at the meeting “Energy Efficiency Project Promotion and Financing”, organized by the private investment group E+Co Capital, manager of the Central American investment fund CAREC. This Fund invests in energy efficiency and clean energy projects.
BUN-CA Regional Director, José María Blanco, participated in the I Central American Workshop on Clean Energy: “Sharing Experiences and Looking to the Future”.
This workshop was organized by E+Co, a leading company in renewable energy project financing, and SOL RAY, a Costa Rican business engaged in promoting clean energy, and had the purpose of sharing experiences and achievements by well-known Central American companies in the use of solar energy.
The event was held in June 16 at the Selva Verde Hotel, Costa Rica. (See agenda)
BUN-CA, in the framework of the PEEST III Project, financed by HIVOS, is following up on actions developed with Nicaraguan hotels by delivering Energy Diagnoses and monitoring identified Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECO’s) at hotels, so they can achieve savings in their electric consumption bills.
BUN-CA, within the framework of the Regional Energy Efficiency Project (PEER) is organizing the 3rd “Train the Trainers on Energy Efficiency” regional workshop to be conducted in July, 2008, in coordination with UCA of El Salvador. The main topic to be covered will be air conditioning and refrigeration. Further information will be featured in our next Electronic Newsletter.
Following up on the SME Strategy developed by BUN-CA in the framework of the PEER Project, consultant Javier Vadillo –an SME expert– will be on a regional assignment in June to monitor SME’s that participated in training and awareness-raising workshops.
The consultant will monitor the impacts of implemented measures, identify and remove barriers to electric energy-saving measure implementation, and facilitate the joint development of electric energy diagnoses with SME staff.
The preliminary report “Central American Isthmus: Electricity Subsector Statistics” is made available by ECLAT (more information)
Presentations made at the 2nd Regional Workshop on “Standardization and Energy Efficiency Conformity Assessment”, which took place last April and was organized by the National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) of El Salvador, together with BUN-CA, are available to all interested parties. (more information)
In the framework of the Program for SME Competitiveness Through Technical Standardization in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, INTECO/IDB/MIF Technical Cooperation Agreement No. ATN/ME-8976-RG, INTECO invites professionals from various areas with demonstrated experience in implementing voluntary technical standards in Small- and Medium-Size Enterprises (SME’s) to join the Program’s Individual Consultant Roster. The registration form can be filled out at the webpage www.comccanor.org by clicking on the link “Solicitud de Inscripción de Implementadores y Evaluadores” (Implementor and Assessor Registration Application), or it can be requested through an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at telephone 2280-8201 or fax 2283-4831, attention Rebeca Arrones.
In developing implemented Projects, publications made on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy subjects, as well as on other BUN-CA work areas, are made available by BUN-CA. (See listing)