“National Congress of Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering, and the Like, CONIMEIRA XIII”
BUN-CA took part in CONIMEIRA XIII through a presentation on “Regional Energy Efficiency Strategy” by regional expert engineer Ana Ma. González.
The Congress was organized by the Salvadoran Association of Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial Engineers (ASIMEI) and was aimed at experts on the subject, government institutions, universities, and the general public. In addition, it was attended by Salvadoran and international expert speakers. For additional information, please visit http://www.asimei.org.sv/conimeira/.
BUN-CA, through a strategic alliance with Finnish organization MOTIVA and with support from the Alliance for Energy and Environment, is organizing the Workshop “Energy Diagnoses: A Tool for Mobilizing Investments in Energy Efficiency”, in order to strengthen technical knowledge in the Central American region on energy audits in the industrial and commercial sectors.
The Workshop will be attended by Honduran engineering consultants and firms interested in developing energy efficiency markets in the electric power sector and galvanizing investments in this sector.
Results of this first Workshop will be presented at the XII Regional Forum: Bioenergy, Forestry Resources, and Energy Efficiency in Central America.
The event will take place on October 22nd in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Professionals interested in participating, please get in touch with Evelyn Jiménez, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the activities developed by the PEER Regional Project, BUN-CA financed the attendance of technical officials from INTECO (Costa Rica) and CONACYT (El Salvador), at the technical plenary meeting of COPANT Regional Energy Efficiency Committee (CT-152), which took place in Lima, Peru, on September 24-26, 2008.
The participation of these Standardization Organizations was fundamental in providing continuity to the national and regional work that is being supported on the subject of EE Standardization and Labeling, facilitated by BUN-CA/UNDP-GEF, within the framework of PEER.
These events contribute to establish each country’s position as to minimum performance values, testing methods, and labeling for efficient electrical equipment.
Within the framework of the Regional PEER Project, the IV Regional Steering Committee Meeting was held to provide feedback to and share with members the main activities performed and achievements made this year. Similarly, members were given the 2009 PEER Work Program to be reviewed with representatives from each sector, as shown in table below:
The event took place last October 07, 2008, in San Jose, Costa Rica.
On October 13-15, in San Jose, Costa Rica, BUN-CA held its Strategic Planning Session to coordinate Regional Energy Efficiency Program activities for 2009 where activities carried out during 2008 were monitored and schedule main actions for 2009.
BUN-CA Regional Director, Mr. José María Blanco, is participating in the 1ª RED-DES Program Workshop-Meeting jointly conducted by HIVOS, Sulá Batsú, and the Galileo Foundation, on October 15-17, 2008, in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Through its in-country representative, Gilberto Ortiz, BUN-CA will be presenting a paper on energy efficiency at the 1ª International Energy Symposium “Industry and the Energy Challenge,” on October 8, 2008, in Panama City. More information at: www.simposioenergia.com.
The Alliance for Energy and Environment with Central America (AEA), together with the Honduran State Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment (SERNA) and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), are organizing the XII Regional Forum: Bioenergy, Forestry Resources, and Energy Efficiency in Central America.
This Forum is meant for Central America and Europe to exchange experiences and knowledge concerning sustainable use of forestry resources, as well as promoting energy efficiency by encouraging projects that will contribute to alleviate the global climate change impact, and presenting financing systems for this kind of projects. It is targeted on government officials, businesspeople, NGO’s, academic sector, and other institutions dealing with the issue in countries belonging to SICA and Europe. BUN-CA will be making a presentation on the importance of energy audits for mobilizing investments.
The event will be held on October 22-24 at the Copantl Hotel in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. More information at http://www.sica.int/energia/index.aspx.