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Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority -bfz Launches Self Assessment Tools for Energy Efficiency

Lahore, September 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): Sensing strong need for energy savings and the best energy management practices in Pakistan, Training and Development Centers of the Bavarian Employers Association (bfz) gGmbH, Germany in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) and various Trade Associations has initiated a project titled “ESPIRE” to implement Energy Managements System (EnMS) in members mills of Trade Associations. According to a press release issued here by SMEDA as a result of this joint collaboration 98 SMEs have successfully availed services related to Energy Efficiency and realized meaningful improvement as regard of Energy consumption.

Recognizing the significance of capacity building of both SMEs and their support institutions for sustainability of this initiative, bfz has developed Self Assessment Tools to enable SMEs to calculate both Energy Performance and Energy Saving potential of various equipment installed at their production floors. These Self Assessment Tools are developed for Pumping System, Boiler and Steam System, Motors, Compressed Air System, and Electrical Energy Mix.

Furthermore, an Energy Management Maturity Matrix based on Performance Levels defined in accordance with the Energy Management System ISO 50001 has also been provided for SMEs to assess their current level of implementation of the EnMS in the company and identify areas where further development and consideration is required. Maximum Demand Indicator (MDI) tool were developed to enable SMEs to investigate opportunity of reducing the MDI of their company by impro­ving Load Management of utilities and processes at shift start-ups and/ or while connecting to grid power supply.

After successful development of Self Assessment Tools, five (5) awareness sessions were organized in Karachi and Lahore by bfz gGmbH jointly with SMEDA and Trade Associations including Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHMA), Towel Manufacturers Association (TMA), Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) for dissemination of these Tools at a wider level.

Miss Susanne Ditter, Project Coordinator of Bfz gGmbH emphasized on the role of SMEDA and Trade Associations in promoting the energy efficiency initiatives particularly after closure of Project ESPIRE in May 2016. She requested associations to encourage their member companies to use these tools and provide their feedback. Mr. Salman Butt, Project Manager Bfz Punjab and Mr. Ahmer Butt Project Manager Bfz Sindh presented the tools to seminar participants.

Efforts of bfz and SMEDA were highly appreciated during the awareness sessions. Participants also proposed conducting a detailed training session so that SMEs can get maximum benefit out of these tools. These Tools are available on SMEDA’s web site (www.smeda.org.pk) and can be downloaded free of cost.

For more information, contact:
Liaqat Ali Gohar
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)
4th Floor, Building No. 3, Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex,
Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: +92-42-111-111-456
Fax: +92-42-36304926-7
Email: aligohar@smeda.org.pk, helpdesk@smeda.org.pk
Website: www.smeda.org.pk

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