The ever rising costs of energy pose an increasing challenge to enterprises as they endeavor to become more competitive in a liberalized and globalize environment. Kenya has experienced a high economic growth in the last couple of years which has resulted in increased demand for electricity.
This increase is anticipated to continue growing at an annual rate of approximately 8%.
However, nationally, energy continues to be inefficiently utilized particularly within industry. Wastage of energy ranges between 10% and 30% of primary energy input. This is mainly attributed to lack of information, motivation, know-how, financial restrictions as well as market imperfections. It is estimated that the average energy saving potential in Kenyan industry is over Ksh. 2 billion per annum.
The Energy Management Award (EMA) is an award for all energy consumers geared at encouraging a culture of energy efficiency and conservation. EMA recognizes enterprises that have made major and sustainable gains in energy efficiency through the application of modern energy management principles and practices, and in the process made significant energy and cost reductions. Such enterprises will have:
The EMA award is managed by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers through the Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (CEEC) and is aimed at: