Mombasa Cement Limited will on Friday October 9, 2015 be awarded the Energy Management Compliance Certificate. This occasion will be led by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Director General Eng. Joseph Ng’ang’a at the Commission’s boardroom. The recognition makes Mombasa Cement just the second facility to receive the award within the first Energy management Regulations deadline of September 28 2015. The energy Regulator will have saved up to 26,712,199 KES through the energy management measures implemented by the cement company.
According to the Energy (Management) Regulations 2012 buildings which consume an average of 15,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month or 180,000 kWh annually ought to conduct consumption assessment and energy audits.
The energy regulator has designed the audits for large power consumers and facilities including large buildings, industries, cement factories, universities, hospitals, hotels, to save energy and increase efficiency in production. The organisations audited are then expected to implement the recommendations of the auditors.
In the past, Mr. Pavel Robert Oimeke, the Director of Renewable Energy at ERC said, “We want to make business sustainable. Compliance will save the firms money in the end. This is a win-win situation for the establishments and we expect compliance to be high,” It is however worthy to note that only 1,050 of the 3,500 buildings asked to meet the terms three years ago had complied ahead of the legal timeline.