Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
Other companies that have been issued with certificates under the Energy Management Regulations 2012 include BAT, Mombasa Cement, Saj Ceramics, Kapa Oil refineries and Kisima flowers/FILE

Kenya

EPRA lauds companies for implementing energy saving initiatives

Other companies that have been issued with certificates under the Energy Management Regulations 2012 include BAT, Mombasa Cement, Saj Ceramics, Kapa Oil refineries and Kisima flowers/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23–The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority has lauded companies for implementing energy saving initiatives saying they will go a long way into boosting the economy.

Speaking after awarding Iberafrica Power (EA) Limited and Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited with the Energy Management Certificate, EPRA Director General Robert Oimeke urged everyone to emulate the two firms by ensuring they consume energy efficiently.

The certificate is a recognition of efforts that organizations have put in place to comply with the Energy Management Regulations 2012 and to save energy in their operations.

“EPRA remains supportive of the energy sector, ensuring the creation of a conducive environment where all stakeholders will play their rightful role in improving people’s lives through efficient and affordable sources of energy,” he assured.

Omieke emphasized the need for individual efforts in saving energy that cumulatively go a long way into boosting our economy.

“Improved efficiency in production leads to reduced costs of production hence reduced cost of commodities,” he said.

EPRA has established a successor to the Energy Regulatory Commission under the energy act 2019 which expands mandate of regulation of upstream petroleum and coal.

The regulations require that companies carry out energy audits, implement the audit recommendations and save at least 50 percent of the recommended energy savings.

It further requires companies to formulate an energy policy and communicate employees to keep records for energy consumption for the past three years and appoint an energy Manager within the company.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 16 – The World Bank has given the Kenyan government USD 60 Million (Sh6.1 billion) to help combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 25 Kenyans who will fail to pay their dues by April 1 will not be listed in the Credit Reference Bureau...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 13 – Meet Kennedy Okaka, the CEO of PH Africa which manufacturers and distributes hand sanitizers. Okaka speaks to Capital Business...