|Grant training course on energy management for foreign professionals is in full swing
Chile, Mexico, Jamaica, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Montenegro and the distant Islands of Cape Verde – the land of Pskov has not met such a delegation for a long time. Young professionals from 9 countries came to Russia to study energy management in theory and practice.
In recent decades, radical changes have taken place in the modern world: rapid development of scientific knowledge and information technology have given new missions to society. The importance of energy saving and support processes for effective management of energy resources at enterprises, and in the municipal sector, is certain. Thus, the aim of this training course is to update the theoretical and practical knowledge, and improve the skills of specialists in the development and implementation of measures for improving energy efficiency in municipal buildings, revealing their advantages, and strengthening institutional and human capacity.
An introduction to a group of 12 participants who were invited to participate through a competitive selection was held in Moscow in the International Sustainable Energy Development Centre (ISEDC under the auspices of UNESCO).
In fact, the ISEDC, in cooperation with the UNDP-GEF Project "Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia,” became the initiators of the curriculum. The participants spent a couple of hours on the first day by splitting up into two teams for further training, and clearly demonstrated their knowledge in the field of energy savings.
In every country where our guests came from, energy efficiency issues are being solved in different ways, depending on climate conditions, but all have one goal – to ensure sustainable energy development for the benefit of future generations.
The main part of trainings started on July,18. The main lecturer - Project`s consultant Andrey Dodonov, who developed a conception of city energy management system for Pskov and Vologda regions. When a top manager of a large company is blown out of the water, and a Governor is in certain need for effective energy management in the municipality, we then need to give an audience an integral part of the municipal energy management system – a program for energy monitoring and consumption analysis, the EMIS. Marin Mastilica, the expert of a similar project in the UNDP-GEF, has implemented an idea to unite all the municipal buildings of Croatia into a single system of accounting for energy resources. He specially arrived in Pskov to tell the participants of the grant program about the possibilities of this product.
A multi-language EMIS system already runs in Pskov and significantly helps in the work of the regional energy manager, Anna Krasnova. The system aroused a great interest among the audience, because simply by connecting to the Internet and logging into your personal account, you can see real consumption data of the object, analyze deviations, and respond quickly to an emergency.
The training program lasts for a week and is now in full swing. The most interesting part is ahead: trips to real sites that will let the participants live a day in the role of the energy manager!