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March 19, 2018

JICA workshop on The Development of Framework and Template Guidelines of Energy Audit in Buildings for Nigeria

The Technical Seminar on the Development of Framework and Template Guidelines of Energy Audit in Buildings for Nigeria was organised by the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Nigeria Office on Monday, 19th March, 2018 in Abuja.

Given the current energy supply gap in Nigeria, it is important for buildings in Nigeria to be more energy efficient. Energy audits and templates provide useful insights to energy efficiency and conservation that can lead to important social benefits, such as reducing the energy bills for poor households.

The seminar is a landmark event in the process of developing an energy audit template for Nigeria taking into cognisance the local peculiarities and energy consumption pattern. The main objective of the seminar was to subject the draft energy audit framework and templates to critical analysis by stakeholders/experts drawn from both public and private sectors. It is expected that this activity would ultimately serve as a platform to raise awareness on the potential benefits of energy efficiency and conservations in buildings.

About 100 participants from the public, private, educational institutions, professional bodies, and development partners such as the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency, Federal Ministry of Environment, National Power Training Institute of Nigeria, Rural Electrification Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology (Gombe State), Ministry of Energy (Delta State), GIZ, UNIDO, attended the workshop.

During the technical session, the workshop participants were divided into four groups namely; 1- Energy Supply System (energy sources and distribution boards); 2- Energy Consumption System (plug Loads); 3- Behavioural Energy Audit and; 4- Bio-climatic Design and Renewable Energy based on their area of experience and expertise.

Following the critical review and inputs to the draft energy templates, it is expected that the document will become generally accepted and widely adopted for energy audit of buildings in Nigeria.

PhotoMr. Katsutoshi Komori, Chief Representative, JICA Nigeria Office giving his opening remarks during the technical seminar

PhotoTechnical Session: Experts and participants reviewing the draft energy audit template

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