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CETEE training programme for energy conservation

Chennai, April 12 (KNN) Bridging the gap between energy efficiency theory and practice, Centre of Excellence for Training in Energy Efficiency (CETEE) is organizing practical training programmes for the small and medium scale enterprises to help them acquire techniques in energy efficiency, audit, conservation  and develop their competency in the field.
The training programme to be held in the months of April and May in Chennai, is for organizations desirous of achieving energy savings and wanting to pursue an effective energy management programme.
The organizations can sponsor the names of their employees occupying the roles of energy manager, energy auditor or roles related to this.
While the big corporates like ONGC, GIL, RITES, POWER etc are already availing of the service, the SMEs can also make use of the facility to conserve energy.
“Hands-on exercises are essential to allow the participants to have a feel of energy efficiency, gain life long experience and develop right expertise for energy efficiency project implementation,” CETEE said today.
“There are significant differences between the theory and practice of energy audits and energy management. National Productivity Council (NPC) experience in training in the field of energy management and auditing showed that while aspiring energy auditors have no difficulty in understanding theoretical concepts, but they find it very difficult to translate theory into practice and implement energy savings in industries.
“It takes a new energy auditor up to three years while working under an experienced energy auditor before he is confident to carry out energy audit alone,” CETEE added.
CETEE is a hands-on training center under the NPC conceived with the objective of bridging the gap between energy efficiency theory and practice through assistance of NEDO, Japan and BEE, India.
NCP is an autonomous institute under the Department of Industry and Policy Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
This facility was built, operated, and handed over to Indian energy auditors after extensive training by Japanese experts. All the equipment in the facility was provided by Japan as part of an Indo-Japanese aid project. In this facility, practical industrial-scale models of energy equipment are available so that participants can conduct trials and see energy savings being achieved. They will then develop confidence to suggest similar measures in their industries and sites where they conduct actual energy audits.