AGI Energy Service Centre concludes first-ever Certified Energy Manager training

The AGI Energy Service Centre has successfully completed its inaugural Certified Energy Manager (CEM) training and certification in Ghana.

This landmark event, held in Accra, marked a significant step toward enhancing energy management expertise within the country.

A total of eleven participants from various industries attended the intensive five-day training programme. The course was designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills in energy management, covering critical areas such as energy auditing, energy efficiency and sustainable practices.

Participants were engaged in interactive sessions, practical exercises and case studies led by Olakunle Owoeye, CEM, CMV – an engineer and experienced instructor from Nigeria certified by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

The training concluded with participants expressing high satisfaction for the quality of instruction and relevance of the material covered.

“This training has been incredibly beneficial. I feel equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to implement effective energy management strategies in my organisation,” remarked Augustine Sarpong, a participant.

The CEM certification examination was held on June 28, 2024. Successful candidates will receive their CEM certification from the AEE, gaining international recognition for their expertise in energy management.

Additionally, certified individuals will be eligible for a one-year AEE membership; providing access to a global network of energy professionals and continuous professional development opportunities.

The AGI Energy Service Centre is committed to promoting sustainable energy practices and improving energy efficiency across Ghana. This first-ever CEM training in the country underscores the centre’s dedication to building local capacity in energy management and contributing to national energy conservation goals.

“We are thrilled with the success of this training programme and proud to have hosted the first CEM training in Ghana. Our participants are now better prepared to drive energy efficiency initiatives within their organisations, which will have a positive impact on both the environment and economy,” said Baerbel Freyer, Chief Technical Officer-AGI Energy Service Centre.

The AGI-ESC and AEE through its sub-Saharan body, Institute of Energy Professionals Africa (IEPA), signed a partnership agreement last year to bring AEE certifications closer to the doorstep of energy professionals in Ghana.

All programmes are available for in-person or online training and examination in the country, with trainers and content quality controlled by IEPA.

Other certification trainings to be held by the centre include Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), Certified Renewable Energy Professional (REP) and Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP).

The rest are Certified Carbon Auditing Professional (CAP), Certified Industrial Energy Professional (CIEP), Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) and Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP).

About the AGI-ESC

The Association of Ghana Industries – Energy Service Centre (AGI-ESC) is a one-stop centre hosted at the AGI to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy practices and technologies among commercial and industrial companies in Ghana.

The centre undertakes technical and capacity building activities for industries to become efficient in their energy use.

The centre is supported technically and financially by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ) through the ‘Sustainable Energy for Climate Protection in Ghana (SustainE4Climate)’ project being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, Energy Commission and Public Utilities Regulatory Commission.

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