INOGATE helps build know-how on developing bankable energy efficiency projects for Kazakh industry


INOGATE helps build know-how on developing bankable energy efficiency projects for Kazakh industryThe European Union’s INOGATE-SEMISE project is conducting a seminar “Industrial Energy Audit Analysis for Bankable Projects” in Almaty.

From 23 to 25 August 2011, industry representatives and professional trainers receive very practical training in an effort to help build the capacity of Kazakhstan’s industry. The seminar is a workshop on how to prepare bankable investment projects in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. It is organised by the EU funded INOGATE Project “Support to Energy Market Integration and Sustainable Energy in the NIS” (SEMISE) in cooperation with the Chokin Kazakh Research Energy Institute, the press service of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan said.

The aim of the seminar is to provide know-how on sound business practice using life cycle cost analysis in development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, while keeping it free of hypothetical input through rigorous reality checks. In the seminar’s workshop exercises, participants learn by doing. After introductory lectures, participants will perform actual exercises using the custom-made spreadsheet analysis tools developed by the INOGATE experts.

Earlier this year INOGATE-SEMISE conducted the same seminar in Astana in cooperation with the State Committee on Energy Inspection within the Ministry of Industry and Innovative Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. That seminar was ranked by the participants as very useful.

INOGATE is an EU-funded programme, for around 45 million EURO, promoting international energy co-operation programme between the European Union and the Partner Countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. One of INOGATE’s key areas of cooperation and the provision of technical assistance is sustainable energy development. Work in this area aims at facilitating the uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy actions in Partner Countries. INOGATE is celebrating 15 years of regional cooperation this year (1996-2011).