Training Actions to Promote Energy Efficiency
Policy measure

According to ECLAC (2010), the Peruvian government has appointed the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MIMEM), the National Environment Fund (FONAM), the National Centre for Energy Conservation and the Environment (CENERGIA) to conduct training activities to promote energy efficiency. These institutions have been supported by the Energy Diversification Institute of Spain (IDAE), the European Community (EC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB/MIF).

Implementation

MIMEM introduced courses for maintenance chiefs and technicians in the productive and services sector in Lima and other regions. MIMEM also formulated guidelines for the implementation of energy efficiency programmes for different activities in the productive and services sectors. In addition, CENERGIA and IDAE have provided training on issues of co-generation and renewable energies, alongside cogeneration viability studies for Peruvian firms. This was part of the project “Selected Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies for CDM opportunities in Latin American Countries”, financed by the EC. It has also undertaken feasibility studies to implement a co-generation plant in a textiles firm (ECLAC, 2010).


Training activities have been conducted by FONAM and the IDB/MIF under the agreement “Promotion of market opportunities for clean energies and energy efficiency in Peru” to promote energy efficiency. Such training activities have included energy pre-audits in 30 SMEs, 25 of which were later selected for full audits (ECLAC, 2010).

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes
No identified outcomes.
References

ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), 2010. Energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean: situation and outlook. Chile: Santiago.