The ENERGY MANAGEMENT ACTION NETWORK (EMAK) was established in 2009 to promote the improvement of industrial energy efficiency and energy savings in industry and the commercial sector. The primary objective of EMAK is to contribute to accelerated uptake of energy management practices and systems in industry and the commercial sector through creating platforms for sharing proven and innovative practices and facilitating capacity building. This includes creating opportunities for networks between policy makers and industry practitioners and establishing platforms to share best practices on policy frameworks, human resource development and on state-of-art management systems and practices.
In the initial phase of EMAK, the project has focused on a series of workshops and webinars.
Workshop 1: Held in Paris, France, in January 2010, this workshop focused on needs of stakeholders and elements needed for establishing robust networks to promote energy management in industry.
Energy Management Action networK (EMAK) workshop 1
Workshop 2: Held in Washington DC, USA, in May 2010, this workshop focused on sharing experiences based on practical examples of energy management around the world and a special session on ISO 50001.
Energy Management Action networK (EMAK) workshop 2
Workshop 3: Held in Guilin City, China, in November 2011, this workshop focused on heavy industry sectors such as iron & steel and concrete, as well as on how energy management can benefit small and medium enterprises.
Energy Management Action networK (EMAK) workshop 3
Webinar 1: Held in March 2012, this webinar focused on the role of governments and how energy management in industry can be stimulated through programmes and explored the future role and activities of EMAK.
1st EMAK Webinar
The planning process for phase two of EMAK is currently underway. In parallel to continued activities to establish platforms for information exchange, the EMAK project is exploring opportunities to leverage impact through strategic partnerships and to refine the focus of its activities.
Workshop 4: Held in Tokyo, Japan, January 2013, this workshop focused on how energy management can facilitate rapid reductions in industrial electricity consumption.
EMAK is managed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). The EMAK project contributes to the activities of a Task Group of the International Partnership of Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the Government of Japan. Funding for the EMAK project is dependent on Voluntary Contributions from interested parties. To date, funding and in-kind contributions have been provided by the Governments of Japan, China, Australia and the US.