A stakeholder consultation workshop has been conducted to get inputs on the Draft Energy Auditing Regulation. The regulation, which will be implemented by Utility Regulatory Authority (URA), is being introduced in accordance with chapter 6 clause 57, 59 and 60 of the Energy Act of Maldives which was passed and ratified in September 2021. The Act establishes laws for issuing energy service provider licenses as well as the transition to a renewable-energy and energy efficient economy.
The objective of the stakeholder consultation was to introduce the energy auditing regulation to the participants and accustom them with requirements, enforcements, schedules, and implementation of energy audits. The workshop also covered the roles, responsibilities, and registration process for energy auditors in Maldives. The views and inputs received from the stakeholders on the provisions included would be taken into account to ensure the practicality, adoptability, and sustainability of the documents.
28 officials from the Ministry, URA, Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Local Government Authority, Male’ City Council, Maldives Association of Tourism Industry, Fenaka Corporation Limited, Male’ Water and Sewerage Company, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company, Maldives Airports Company Limited and Maldives Ports Limited participated in the workshop which was held at Champa Central Hotel.
The development of the regulation is being supported by the strengthening Low Carbon Energy Island Strategies Project (LCEI), which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).