Companies in the industrial sector will have more energy auditors at their disposal to find energy efficiency solutions
A training for trainers program for energy auditors in the industrial sector was launched in February 2023, in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Agency (AEE) and the Technical University of Moldova (UTM) with the support of the program “Addressing the impact of the energy crisis in the Republic of Moldova”, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Moldova.
18 experts participated in the first round of the training program, who will be able to train other energy auditors.
“The energy audit is a diagnosis, where any project to improve energy efficiency starts, either in a building or in a production company. Considering that in the Republic of Moldova the energy intensity is about three times higher than in the European Union, the ability to carry out correct energy audits will contribute to increasing the competitiveness of our enterprises”, said Mihai Lupu, team leader within the ” Addressing the impact of the energy crisis in the Republic of Moldova”.
The courses are supported by a team of international experts from Romania, with rich experience in the industrial sector.
“As a candidate country for joining the EU, the Republic of Moldova has aligned itself with several programs of the European Union, with the objectives of increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The energy audit highlights energy costs, essential losses and proposes solutions for them and optimal technologies. Thus, we contribute to increasing competitiveness and reducing the impact on the environment”, said UTM vice-rector, Dinu Țurcanu.
According to Ion Muntean, Energy Efficiency Agency director, the institution has the necessary equipment for the energy audit in buildings and intends to organize itself the training courses for energy auditors and other specialists in the field. “The energy audit is part of the puzzle we are putting together to achieve our energy efficiency and climate goals. On the part of the business environment, there is a major interest and demand for energy audit services, and in certain fields it will become mandatory”, stated Ion Muntean.
Currently, the energy audit is mandatory for energy efficiency projects in buildings financed from the state budget or local budgets. According to the AEE registers, 57 auditors specialized in the building sector, 22 specialized in industry and 20 in transport are currently authorized.
With a budget of 10 million euros, the program “Addressing the impact of the energy crisis in the Republic of Moldova” contributes to the fight against climate change by reducing the impact of the energy crisis and alleviating the burden of energy poverty.
With a budget of €10 million, the “Addressing the impacts of the energy crisis in the Republic of Moldova” programme helps fight climate change by reducing the impact of the energy crisis and mitigating the burden of energy poverty.
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