Technical Meeting on Standardization in Electric Equipment -CONACYT- El Salvador
BUN-CA will be running two workshops in November, the first sponsored by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) in El Salvador and the second with the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) in Nicaragua, through co-financing from USAID within the framework of cooperation with the Central American Commission for the Environment and Development (CCAD).
These events provide the key actors in the public and prívate sector with developments concerning the Procedures of Conformity Assessment, their roles and responsibilities, to ensure the implementation of the developed technical standards for energy efficiency. For more information (www.bun-ca.org).
BUN-CA, La Salle Polytechnic Institute and Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises (INPYME) under the Regional Energy Efficiency Project (PEER) conducted the workshop: "Training in energy efficiency for owners of small and medium enterprises (SME) of Leon, Nicaragua".
The workshop was held on the 28 and 29 of October 2009, at the facilities of the La Salle Polytechnic Institute, Leon, Nicaragua, with the participation of 35 attendees. The aim was to promote the saving of electricity through a change of habits, best practices and other saving opportunities identified in SMEs in that country. (See agenda)
Monitoring the Demonstration Project of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the ITCR - San Carlos, Costa Rica
The usage of renewable energy systems is being analyzed, to reduce consumption of fossil fuels in the boiler.
BUN-CA, and in the framework of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project in Benin, Bhutan and Costa Rica, will be conducting a workshop on "Renewable Energy for the Tourism Sector", with topics of solar collectors and biodigestors. This workshop has the objective of strengthening the tourist-hotel sector in implementing low-cost renewable energy.It will be held on November 18, 2009, in La Fortuna, San Carlos.
Regional Workshop on Solar Energy in Nicaragua
On the October 22nd, 2009, as an action designed to achieve sustainability in the field of Energy Efficiency, the Small Hotel Association of Nicaragua (HOPEN), ran the workshop " Electric Billing ", directed to 32 industry representatives and electric companies with the goal of exposing to entrepreneurs, the existing electricity rates and their advantages and disadvantages.
The 07 and 08 of octubre, 2009, BUN-CA, from an invitation of the Industrial unión of Panama, participated in the II International Symposium on Energy "Industry Facing the Energy Challenge", with a presentation on "Standardization: An opportunity for power savings" by Mr. Ronny Cascante, Regional Coordinator of Dissemination of BUN-CA.
The event had a participation of national authorities on the topic of electricity, both public and private likewise, it included an exhibition area of energy technologys and project proposals and initiatives relating to energy.
BUN-CA attended the "IV Regional Forum for Energy Integration, FIER 2009", organized by the Latin American Energy Organization, OLADE, together with the Government of Cuba, where the focus of the event was "The Energy Efficiency as an Integration Tool ", which was attended by international and Regional organizations, and Governments.
Jose Maria Blanco, Regional Director of BUN-CA, participated in the 3rd Panel: "Policy and Regulatory Essentials for enhancing energy efficiency". (See agenda)
In the framework of the "Accelerating Renewable Energy Investment in Central America and Panama" (ARECA), a workshop will be conducting on "Assessment and Project Financing of Renewable Energy in Panama, in Panama City during the 26th and 27th November 2009.