Project Title

Conference on Implementation of Energy Management Standardisation 

Project Year

2010   

Project Number

CTI 34 2010T 

Project Session

Session 3   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

CTI 34 2010T 

Project Title

Conference on Implementation of Energy Management Standardisation 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

TILF Special Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2010 

Project Session

Session 3 

APEC Funding

39,443 

Co-funding Amount

62,050 

Total Project Value

101,493 

Sponsoring Forum

Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) 

Topics

Standards 

Committee

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Other Fora Involved

Not Applicable / Other 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

Not Applicable

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; Japan; Korea 

Expected Start Date

16/12/2010 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2011 

Project Proponent Name 1

Jennifer Stradtman 

Job Title 1

International Trade Specialist 

Organization 1

U.S. Department of Commerce/ITA Office of the Standards Liaison 

Postal Address 1

1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 

Telephone 1

Not Applicable 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

Jennifer.Stradtman@trade.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Karen Batt 

Job Title 2

Manager 

Organization 2

International Development Standards Australia 

Postal Address 2

Level 10, The Exchange Centre, GPO Box 476, Sydney NSW 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Karen.batt@standards.org.au 

Declaration

Not Applicable 

Project Summary

The APEC Specialist Regional Body - Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) Conference on Energy Management Standardization would be held on the margins of SOM III in United States in 2011.  It is expected that the conference will attract up to 250 participants and will educate businesses and consumers in the APEC area on how to prepare for consistent and effective implementation of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for energy management (draft ISO 50001).

There is a worldwide need for organizations and facilities to establish a management process to proactively assess, manage, and measure energy usage to continuously improve their energy efficiency.   ISO 50001 is being created to meet this need and will serve as an international framework for industrial plants or entire companies (commercial and industrial) to manage energy, including all aspects of procurement and use. It is estimated that as much as 60% of the world's energy demand could potentially be impacted by the implementation of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard.

Relevance

Not Applicable

Objectives

By the end of the conference, participants will understand:

1.  The value that energy management standards can have to businesses, consumers,
     and the environment. Particularly the value of the proposed ISO Standard which
     will provide a practical approach to improving energy efficiencies, reducing costs
     and improvements in the environmental footprint of implementing organizations.

2.  The role that energy management standards can play in assisting businesses (in
     emerging and developing markets) to become more competitive internationally.

3.  The impact of the proposed specification, as well as the benefits, including
     increasing energy efficiency across facilities among high and mid-level business
     leaders.

4.  The review of economies voluntary conformity assessment procedures related to
     implementation o of the standard.

Alignment

The Conference on Implementation of Energy Management Standardization responds to key objectives of APEC, outlined in key statements. These include:

·          Leader’s commitment to focusing on the management of energy in the Declaration in 2009 noting that they recalled their ‘Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development in Sydney in 2007, which set out an APEC-wide aspirational target of reducing energy intensity by at least 25 percent by 2030’. Energy Minister’s in June 2010 have requested that this target be increased. It is estimated that as much as 60% of the world's energy demand could potentially be impacted by the implementation of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard. ·          The recommendation made by ABAC in June 2010 that the business community is closely engaged so that policy makers draw on business leaders' expertise in identifying practical initiatives and proposing workable solutions. ·          The Bogor goal of free and open trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region by 2010 for developed economies and by 2020 for developing economies and, in particular, uses as its basis the vision statement issued by the APEC leaders in Blake Island, Seattle, USA in November 1993. ·          The Busan Roadmap issued by the APEC leaders in November 2005 includes: o    support for the multilateral trading system o    strengthening collective and individual actions o    promotion of high quality regional trade agreements (RTAs) and
    free trade agreements (FTAs)
o    a strategic approach to capacity building


With regards to Interaction with the Business Community, the 2006 APEC Leaders’ Declaration mentions that the Leaders “appreciated relevant recommendations from ABAC and encouraged APEC fora to take them into consideration when developing their work programs”. Also, in the 2004 APEC Ministers’ Joint Statement, “Ministers commended ABAC´s closer relationship with other APEC fora, including through (…) the Policy Dialogue on Standards and Conformance.”

TILF/ASF Justification

The project contributes to APEC Trade and Investment Liberalization and Facilitation by addressing the Work Program on Standards and Conformance under the Osaka Action Agenda in the following areas:


·        Alignment with International Standards - by promoting the use of an
     International Standard that has been developed through active
     participation from 42 ISO members – including 13 APEC economies.

·        Recognition of Conformity Assessment – by identifying and discussing
     relevant conformity assessment programmes at the conference.

·        Cooperation with the Specialist Regional Bodies (SRBs) as this is a joint
     APEC SCSC and Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) initiative


·        Coordination with other APEC fora  through ongoing dialogue with the
     Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEG&C)

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Representatives of the 21 APEC member economies are expected to attend the conference.  Before execution, the Agenda will be circulated for consideration to SCSC members.  APEC member economies, as well as ABAC and SRB representatives, will be invited to participate as speakers during the conference, speakers from developing and emerging member economies being specifically targeted to take part. Participants will include actors related to standards and conformance activities, including the following:

-          Companies involved in foreign trade operations (exporters and importers).
-          Industries seeking to enhance productivity and quality and to enter new markets
      or expand activities in existing markets.

-          Professional institutes, such as town planners, energy management assessors,
      building designers and architects.

-          Multilateral organizations involved in financing trade capacity infrastructures.
-         Government officials involved in the scopes of energy efficiency, the
      environment, as well as competition and trade promotion policies.

-         Those involved in metrology, standards, accreditation, quality systems
     certification, and testing.

-        All organizations of APEC member economies that use or intend to use and
     implement international standards.


It is these organizations that will instigate, undertake, measure and support energy management across a range of organizations to ensure that real benefits are seen from implementing energy management systems across the region.


In addition, for the benefit of APEC member economies, it is expected the participation of non APEC speakers from industry associations with expertise and outstanding performance in Standards and Conformance at an international level, such as the ISO and UNIDO.

Dissemination

a.         The nature of the target audience

The nature of the target audience comprises people from government, non-government, private sector and business community in general, member economies’ delegates and students.

Participants will be encouraged to share the information from the conference with their networks and short news releases will be made available for organizations to use in relevant newsletters, publications etc to use to publicize the results of the conference and where to obtain more information (ie conference proceedings and modular training materials)

b.         The number, form and content of any publication

The dissemination material will consist of the conference proceedings, including the contents of expert presentations, short papers highlighting the key points of their presentations and documents put forward by the participants during panel discussions.

The report will be produced in electronic format and will be uploaded on the APEC website and sent to the APEC Secretariat.

c.   Any intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

The conference Proceedings will be made available to non-participants free of charge through the internet.

Gender

Women have been involved in the planning of this project, and the two key people delivering the project are female. The objective of this project is concerned with sharing best practices and discussing and developing a cooperative capacity building strategy to establish appropriate standards and conformance infrastructure.  This entails a technical matter, and the results are beneficial to both women and men. The involvement of women in the planning and implementation of technical and organizational activities, as well as their participation at the workshop will actively be encouraged by the project overseer.

The project will benefit women and men without discrimination, as the development of an economy’s standards and conformance capacity is required to ensure sustainable development, economic growth and exports facilitation. However, this is particularly beneficial for women, as employment in the non-traditional exports sector is made up by an important and increasing percentage of women. The objective of this project is concerned with sharing information and exchanging views on technical matters that are important for both men and women.

Work Plan

a.                     How it will be carried out

The conference foresees the presentation of papers on the background of the ISO Project Committee 242 for Energy Management, as well as the economic, business and social impact of the proposed standard on business and trade by SCSC members who have been involved thus far.  In addition, there will be speakers from the Specialist Regional Bodies (Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF), Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP), Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) and PASC) who have experience in improving the capacity of businesses in order to facilitate trade in regional and global markets, as well as from ISO and/or the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Superior Energy Performance, which is Clean Energy Ministerial program, which ISO 50001 underpins.  This program is designed to cut energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in industrial and commercial facilities around the world.

Further, speakers from other relevant fora such as the Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEG&C) will be asked to speak about relevant initiatives.

b.                     How member economies and beneficiaries will be involved

Before execution, the Agenda will be circulated for consideration to SCSC members.  APEC member economies, as well as ABAC and SRB representatives, will be invited to participate as speakers during the conference, speakers from developing and emerging member economies being specifically targeted to take part.

Business leaders - including participation from the ABAC and their respective support organizations - will be invited to make presentations on their achievements related to business strategies based on energy management or to present questions on the impact the new standard may have on their business.  Presentations will also be made on how this standard will address the anticipated economic development of developing countries in the region.  Finally, in the longer term, business leaders will be solicited to share “lessons learned” resulting from implementation of the energy management standard.

c.                     Any risks involved and how they will be managed

A risk in carrying out the conference will be speakers pulling out with little notice. To avoid this, arrangements should be locked in at an early stage. In addition the Agenda should be designed to be full and comprehensive so that if speakers do pull out with little notice there are no large gaps in the program and content.

d.                     Associated outputs for each step

The steps that will be taken in organising the conference are as follows:

              i.        The conference and ABAC dialogue will take place within the
      Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) III and will last 2 days. The foreseen
      date is late 2011 with the location to be determined.
             ii.        The audience will include all APEC delegates from APEC member
      economies; government officials; private sector representatives, in
      particular businesses and organizations involved in conformity
      assessment which would implement the energy management
      standard; non-governmental institutions; and students.
            iii.        Target audience will be 250 participants. Participation will be
      free of charge, after proper registration.
            iv.        The conference proceedings will contain all papers presented
      and other documents generated within the conference.
             v.        Finally, the conference report will comprise findings and
      conclusions derived from the conference.

Timescale for conference preparation

STEP

DATE

ACTIVITIES

OUTPUT

RISK

RISK MANAGEMENT

1

All 2010

Preliminary Steps

Approval Process completed within APEC

2

January 2011

Conference content definition

Draft conference Program and agenda

Possible Speakers list

Agreement is not reached among SCSC member economies regarding conference program or speakers list

Conference program and speakers list will be determined in close consultation with SCSC members and SRBs.

3

February 2011

Preparation for the SRB-PASC conference on Energy Management Standardization; seek members’ comments on the possible contents and speakers of the conference

Conference preparation reported at first SCSC meeting 2011

Agreement is not reached among SCSC member economies regarding conference program or speakers list

Conference program and speakers list will be determined in close consultation with SCSC members and SRBs.

4

April – August 2011

- Finalize conference program and agenda

- invite speakers

- Preparation and collection of  conference papers

-The conference program and agenda have been finalized

- all speakers have been confirmed

- all conference papers have been prepared and collected

- Not all speakers have been confirmed

- Not all conference papers have been prepared and collected

The Project Overseer will initiate contacts with SCSC members to ensure timely confirmation of speakers and preparation and collection of papers

4

Nov. 2011 

SRB-PASC Conference on Energy Management Standardization

Conference Proceedings (electronic format)

Inadequate organization of conference logistics and infrastructure.

The Project Overseer will initiate contacts with SOM III organizers to ensure adequate conference logistics.  conference organization will be closely coordinated with SCSC members SRBs, and SCSC Secretariat.

5

Dec.  2011

Preparation of report containing conference conclusions and results. 

Final evaluation report

Delays by APEC member economies in delivering completed questionnaires.

Close coordination with SCSC representatives and/or preparation of report only with submitted questionnaires.

Risks

See Work Plan

Monitoring and Evaluation

Not Applicable

Linkages

This is at least the second SCSC event at which work on this standard will be discussed.  It was introduced to the SCSC at the 7th Conference on Standards and Conformance in Cusco – an event that successfully encouraged several other NSBs of APEC to participate in the development of the ISO 50001 Standard.  This is one workshop in a long SCSC commitment to promoting greater alignment to international standards, which is the first element in SCSC’s terms of reference.

Sustainability

Proceedings from the conference will be disseminated. The material will consist of the conference Proceedings, including the contents of expert presentations, short papers highlighting the key points of their presentations and documents put forward by the participants during panel discussions.

The conference Proceedings will be made available to non-participants free of charge through the internet.


In addition the training materials that will be developed for the conference will be in modular format and usable for online training after completion of the workshop(s), greatly extending the usability of the training by business of all locations and sizes, a feature of particular value to Small and Medium sized enterprises. A Project Report will also be prepared based on the findings, discussions and feedback obtained during the conference.

A questionnaire will be distributed among the participants to assess the project’s effectiveness and the demand/need for regular maintenance of the training module, which is a key mechanism to furthering the project’s long-term benefits and goals. The results of this questionnaire will then be forwarded to ISO and other agencies for consideration in the development of implementation guides for the standard in different regions represented in APEC.

Project Overseers

Karen Batt started with Standards Australia in August 2001 and in 2006 was appointed to the joint position of Manager, International Development for Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand and has been actively involved in assisting Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand with their ISO, IEC, PASC and APEC activities over this period. Karen has recently completed a Masters in International Relations at Victoria University in Wellington.

Jennifer Stradtman started with the Department of Commerce in 2001 as a specialist on the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement, and in 2004, during a Departmental Initiative on Standards; she began with the newly formed Office of the ITA Standards Liaison.  Ms. Stradtman has been a delegate to APEC SCSC since 2006 and holds a master’s degree in international trade from the University of Buffalo.

Cost Efficiency

The project offers APEC maximum value for money as over 60% of the costs of the project are funded externally to APEC. Although the conference will only extend for two days, the materials used will be used again by others promoting the use of international energy management Standards, namely ISO 50001. The materials produced will be available for the public to access.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable

Direct Labour

Not Applicable

Waivers

A waiver is requested to provide travel funding for a maximum of two non-APEC expert speakers. It is expected that some non-APEC members will be requested to present at the conference as the ISO Energy Management Standard is an International Standard with several experts that would add great value being from non-APEC economies or from ISO itself.

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