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General Aspects of Energy Management and Audit

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D Sreenivasulu

Mr. D Sreenivasulu holds Master’s degree in Process Engineering with graduation in Chemical Engineering with over 26 years’ experience in Environmental Domain. He is presently working as Director & Head, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Productivity, Chennai, India the training wing of National Pro

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M Joel Franklin Asaria

Mr. M. Joel Franklin Asaria, holds Master of Engineering degree in Energy Engineering with more than 20 years of work experience in Energy Management, Environment Management, Auditing & Renewable Energy field. Presently working as Deputy Director with National Productivity Council (under DPIIT,

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P Chitra

Ms. P. Chitra, holds Master of Engineering degree in Bio-Energy with more than 15 years of work experience in Energy Management, Auditing & Renewable Energy field. Presently working as Deputy Director with National Productivity Council (under DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of

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Suryanarayanan Rajagopal

Mr. R.Suryanarayanan is an Energy and Environmental Specialist from India. He work in National Productivity Council for over 32 years before retiring in November, 2020, where he was heading the Centre of Excellence for Training in Energy Efficiency. He was one of four authors of guide books for Ener

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Nagesh Kumar

Dr. J. Nagesh Kumar is a Mechanical Engineer with post graduation in Energy Management from NPC. He also holds a Doctorate in Energy Efficiency in the field of Gas Turbines. He had been in the field of Energy Efficiency for almost three decades with National Productivity Council during which he was

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Varun J P

Varun J P is basically a Mechanical Engineer with Post graduate certification in Energy Management. He has more than 10 years of rich experience in Energy Management field covering Pharmaceuticals, Chemical industry, Thermal Power plants, Textile etc. and at present he is working with National Produ

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Velayutham V

Mr Velayutham V, holds an Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and he has done Post Graduate Certificate in Energy Management with more than 12 years of work experience in the field of Energy Management, Energy Audit, Renewable Energy and Project Management. Presently work

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Sandhya Vennea

Ms. V G Sandhya is an Environmental Engineer presently working as Assistant Director at National Productivity Council, (under DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India), Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Productivity Chennai, India. She has completed her post graduate course in Environment

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Course Description

Course Description

Energy is one of the major inputs for economic activity, especially for developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Energy consumption is increasing at a rapid pace, while available resources such as fossil fuels are limited. The reliance on fossil fuels results in releases of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants to the atmosphere, contributing to climate change and related adverse effects like acid rain, ozone layer depletion, global warming, loss of biodiversity, etc.

The adoption of energy-efficient conservation measures by using appropriate tools, techniques, and management protocols systematically and conducting periodic energy audits enable continuous improvements. Along with energy-efficient measures, transitioning to renewable sources will lower energy costs and reduce carbon footprints besides helping APO member countries to enhance energy security and meet national energy conservation targets. These measures will also aid in fulfilling nationally determined contribution (NDC) targets under the Paris Agreement.

This self-learning e-course focuses on general aspects of energy management and auditing and is intended primarily to address the energy sustainability element of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reduce green house gases (GHG) emissions. The main objectives of the course are:

  • Acquainting participants with the global energy scenario and environmental issues;
  • Familiarizing participants with international agreements on climate change, international standards for energy management systems, renewable energy sources, and basic concepts of energy audits; and
  • Building the capacity of participants to conduct energy audits based on monitoring & targeting, financial management, project management, and material & energy balance.

The course covers the following modules:

Module 1: The Global Energy Scenario

Module 2: Global Environmental Issues

Module 3: International Agreements on Climate Change and Policies

Module 4: Energy Management and Audit

Module 5: Material and Energy (M&E) Balance

Module 6: Overview of International Standards for Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001)

Module 7: Energy Monitoring and Targeting (M&T)

Module 8: Financial Management

Module 9: Project Management

Module 10: New and Renewable Energy Sources

Each module is in a prerecorded video format where experts deliver their presentations by describing each slide. Participants can access the video by clicking on the link provided under the title of each module.

Important Notes:

1) Participants who register to take this course and pass the final examination with a score of 70% or higher will be eligible to receive the APO certificate. Please note that the final examination can be taken only once. Therefore, the most appropriate time to take the examination should be chosen carefully. Please note that the self-assessment quizzes are for personal evaluation only and are not related to the final examination results.

2) Participants who perform well in this course and receive the APO certificate will be given preference, on a merit basis, for selection to attend follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO projects on similar topics, when nominated by their NPOs and if slots are available.

3) Notes 1 and 2 are applicable only to participants from APO member countries. Those from nonmember countries are welcome to take the course for self-improvement, although they are not eligible to receive the APO certificate or attend follow-up face-to-face multi-country APO projects.

4) The course will consist of a total of six webinars of about 90 minutes each conducted in the last weeks of February, April, June, August, October, and December 2021. Participants who have registered for the course can attend the webinars to interact with the experts and ask questions for clarification. Zoom links and specific dates for the webinars will be shared with registered participants via e-mail.

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