Welcome to ASEAN Energy Management Scheme
The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) is pleased to present the ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS). AEMAS is the world’s first regional certification system for energy managers and energy end-users. Funded by the European Union under the Switch-Asia Programme, it is currently being implemented by the ASEAN Centre for Energy in eight (8) ASEAN Member States, namely: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The grant from the European Union for the establishment of AEMAS started last February 2010 and will run until January 2014. The Scheme will be a significant contributor to the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation’s (APAEC 2010-2015) cumulative target of reducing the region’s energy intensity by 8% (based on 2005 level) by the year 2015.
AEMAS is the culmination of previous projects under the European Commission-ASEAN Energy Facility (EAEF) cooperation implemented by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) from 2002 until 2007. During this period, the tools for the implementation of AEMAS was designed and developed such as training curricula, energy management test procedures and simulation.
With strong support by all ASEAN Member States and under the steering of the ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Subsector Network (EE&C-SSN), AEMAS was endorsed during the 23rd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) held in July 11, 2005 in Cambodia. It was further endorsed as a top priority by the 10 ASEAN Member States during the ACE Governing Council Meeting held in November 2007. By January 2008, the AEMAS Task Force was established as directed by the ASEAN Senior Officials on Energy (SOE) Leaders.
In December 2009, AEMAS was approved for funding under the Switch-Asia Programme of the European Union. The Switch-Asia Programme promotes Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) by working simultaneously with consumers, producers and policymakers to ensure sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
The Project Partners who will implement AEMAS on the national level are: Copper Development Center South East Asia-Cambodia, Lao and Thailand, Yayasan Spektrum Pelangi-Indonesia, Green Technology Corporation-Malaysia, Myanmar Engineering Society-Myanmar, Energy Efficiency Practitioners Association of the Philippines-Philippines, and Research Center for Energy and Environment-Vietnam. Action for Sustainable Development-France is the Project’s Technical Partner that will design and supervise the training and certification of energy managers and energy end-users. Just recently, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) joined AEMAS as a Project Associate. Together with Action for Sustainable Development (ASD), UNEP will provide additional technical and financial support to implement the Scheme.
AEMAS was designed to be complementary to existing environmental and energy management systems such as the ISO 50001 with the added benefits and advantages of achieving real and quantifiable energy savings and CO2 emission reductions. AEMAS certified individuals will gain access to top managerial positions within their companies and will have an opportunity for cross-border employment across the region. On the other hand, AEMAS certified companies will be able to implement a sustainable energy management system in compliance with ISO 50001 at a lower cost plus the added value of improving their productivity and corporate social responsibility.
ACE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR