Second Train the Trainers Workshop

BUN-CA and the Costa Rican Technological Institute (ITCR), within the framework of their signed  Cooperation Agreement, developed the Second Regional Workshop “Train the Trainers in Energy Efficiency”, which was jointly implemented with Central American university engineering schools, on December 03-07 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

This Regional Workshop was aimed at establishing a college training platform on the efficient use of electricity in the region. The main topic, “Electric Energy Savings in Lighting Systems”, was covered through lectures delivered by the international expert Alex Ramírez, an engineer with a vast experience in the area of energy diagnoses and efficient lighting systems.Additionally, Dr.Humberto Rodríguez, an international expert with a long track-record in the Latin American academic sector, was also involved.

Energy Efficiency Standards in Public Consultation

Costa Rica (PEER)

The Costa Rican Technical Standards Institute (INTECO), in the Energy Efficiency Committee (CTN-28), has developed the following energy efficiency standards, which are still under public consultation:

  • PN-INTE 28-01-06-07 "Energy efficiency in refrigerators, freezers, and combined units for household use. Test methods "
  • PN-INTE 28-01-05-07 " Energy efficiency in refrigerators, freezers, and combined units for household use. Labeling and marking"
  • PN-INTE 28-01-07-07 "Energy Efficiency in Fluorescent Compact Lamps. Light flow measurement "
  • PN-INTE 28-01-08-07 "Energy Efficiency in Fluorescent Compact and Circular Lamps. Performance range "

Documents for these standards may be accessed at http://www.inteco.or.cr/esp/noticias7.html

El Salvador (PEER)

The National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) of El Salvador has developed the following energy efficiency standards, which are still under public consultation:

  • NSO 29.47.01.07 “Energy Efficiency And Safety Of Integrated Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Energy Performance And Labeling Requirements”.
  • NSO 29.47.02.07  " Energy Efficiency Of Three-Phase Alternating Current Induction Motors, Squirrel Cage Type, Rated 0,746 - 373 Kw. Limits, Test Methods, And Labeling".

Documents for these standards may be accessed at http://www.conacyt.gob.sv/
For additional information please contact Ing. Evelyn Castillo, CONACYT, at Tel: 2234-8430, e-mail: ecastillo@conacyt.gob.sv                    

Institutional Cooperation Agreements Signed (PEER)

Cooperation Agreement with the Costa Rican Technological Institute

Last December 03, 2007, BUN-CA and the Costa Rican Technological Institute (ITCR) signed an Institutional Cooperation Agreement designed to foster cooperation in academic and scientific-technical areas through an exchange of experiences, documents, and information concerning findings from research carried out by each institution.

Cooperation Agreement with the Costa Rican Technical Standards Institute

Last December 03, 2007, BUN-CA and the Costa Rican Technical Standards Institute (INTECO) signed an Institutional Cooperation Agreement to identify opportunities and share information, develop specific initiatives, programs, and projects implemented by both institutions in the field of efficient equipment standardization, particularly on electricity end-uses in industrial and commercial sectors.

BUN-CA –Fundación Red de Energía
Board Meeting

Last December 10, BUN-CA’s Board of Directors held its annual meeting to present results for 2007 and its 2008 Operating Plan.

BUN-CA wishes you a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2008.

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Holiday Hours

BUN-CA Offices will be closed from December 24, 2007 through January 01, 2008.