LAHORE - Small & Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), German International Cooperation (GIZ), Training and Development Centre for the Bavarian Employers’ Association (BFZ) organized four days Energy Manager Training Programme for the industry professionals involved in energy management in the industry. The objective of this training programme is to upgrade the existing silks and knowledge of energy managers to carry out energy conservation activities on continual basis on their own.

The four-day Energy Manager Training Programme spanned was conducted by local experts under the supervision of international and national agencies.   Training was conducted on Energy Management System application including Energy Auditing, Energy Efficiency improvement opportunities in electrical, mechanical and thermal system and renewable energy technologies potential for the industry.

The training programme was practical and in addition to theoretical concepts covered case studies and best practices. Training programme was attended by 65 participants from textile associations, i.e.   APTMA, PHMA & PRGMEA.

 The training session was concluded with formal closing ceremony in which senior officials of from SMEDA, APTMA, GIZ and BFZ participated.

Certificates were distributed among participants.

Mr. Strahel Martin (International Coordinator, BFZ), while addressing closing ceremony elaborated on the Bfz role to promote energy efficiency in the textile sector. Chairman APTMA (Punjab Zone) Mr. Ahsan Bashir addressing the closing ceremony said that textile Industry has realized the importance of conserving energy. In this respect APTMA in support with SMEDA and GIZ is establishing a Sustainable Production Centre to promote cleaner production technologies and energy efficiency best practices in the member mills. Mr. Abbas Mahmood (Component Manager, Energy Efficiency GIZ mentioned that the Energy Manager training programme is specifically designed to develop inhouse capacity of the industry to plan and implement energy efficiency improvement measures.