In Kenya, energy and labour at processing factories account for 55% of the cost of tea production. Firewood is one of the biggest costs with the average tea factory using 20,000 cubic meters of firewood annually, which equates to about 60,000 trees. The majority of processing factories are equipped with old equipment (lighting, furnaces, boilers etc.) and don’t have good energy management policies in place, which means they don’t operate efficiently. This course examines the huge potential to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and operational costs.
Understanding the requirements of the Energy Management Regulations 2012 and the role of energy committees
Causalities between energy use, global warming and climate change
Productive and cost effective use of thermal and electric energy sources by their respective tea factories based on tea factory operators training manual
Energy consumption monitoring, cost accounting and benchmarking
To carry out walk through audits including elements of general energy audits
Tree nurseries and naturing plants to maturity
The course is open to engineers from industry, maintenance staff and factory technicians
A mixed learning method approach is employed. The main method is through content projection with participants being taken through the contents of the different presentation slides, class demonstrations and skits, flip charts and video playback.
On the last day of the training, the participants take part in a walk-through audit of the host tea factory. The trainees then report back in a plenary session their audit findings and any recommendations that the factory can implement so as to address areas that energy is wasted or inappropriately used.
Fee Kes 45,000/= per participant