1. Activities and Achievements of the Month
1.1 Summary of Progress
The following items are the major progress of the Project in relation to the Project Implementation Consultant team’s activities.
- On-site inspection and walk-through energy audit conducted at a spinning factory, including giving on-site instructions on measurement equipment for energy audit.
- Drafting National Energy Balance publication booklet (second edition).
- Discussions on improvement of primary energy supply data including SDGs monitoring indicator (for indicator 7.3.1: Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP).
- Coordination with EMRD Hydrocarbon Unit for data harmonisation.
- Project scope enhancement considerations on textile (focusing on knitting, dyeing & finishing processes), steel making and chemical sectors.
- Project Business Process Manual revision (drafting).
- Participating in IFC PaCT II (Partnership for Cleaner Textile II) Program activities.
- Information sharing and discussions on Project implementation with the Project Director in Japan (JICA Kyushu).
1.2 Contribution to Improvement of Energy Balance Data Calculation
In a continuing attempt to improve the quality and accuracy of energy related data, The Project Implementation Consultant Team has been aware of the necessity to (1) increase the coverage of primary energy supply data, (2) clarify the utilisation status of captive power generation, and (3) identify the breakdown of energy consumption in each of the existing sectors (industry, transport, commercial, residential and others).
As the first step, the Team started with (1) to increase the coverage of the primary energy supply data. It was found that the inclusion of imported coal and petroleum products and application of correct calorific value will significantly improve the primary energy supply data. Based on the findings the Team will support SREDA to coordinate energy related data collection and analysis with Hydrocarbon Unit of the Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) to diversify the data sources.
The improvement of primary energy data quality will contribute to more accurate calculation of the energy intensity, which is the indicator stipulated for monitoring of the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Master Plan 2030 target achievement status. After having solved the issue (1) mentioned above, the Team will work with SREDA to address to the remaining issues of (2) conversion and (3) consumption data quality improvement.
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Appendix 06-1: On-site Survey Report (Conducted 17 Feb 2020)