In efforts to strengthen quality of motor audit activities carried out in industrial Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), TEVMOT Project has developed a training to increase the technical and practical capacities of authorized EVD companies (Turkish Energy Efficiency Companies - ESCO) and their energy auditors who are the important stakeholders of the project. EVD companies are legal entities carrying out “energy efficiency services” in a user’s facility.
The training series on “Motor Systems Audits” started online via Zoom and the first one was successfully conducted as a 4-day training between 7-10 July 2020 with participation of 22 engineers of EVD companies and representatives of EYODER (Energy Efficiency and Management Association) and EMOSAD (Association of Electric Motor Producers).
Two recognised international experts on industrial energy efficiency and energy management systems - Mr. Bill Meffert and Mr. Erik Gudbjerg designed and delivered the training by incorporating interactive methods such as polls, quizzes, assignments, online group work and final examination. Trainings and materials as such are the first endeavour that TEVMOT provides to Turkey in the very technical expertise field. All materials and training livestream videos are presented as open source to the public and available both in Turkish and English languages on social media accounts of TEVMOT (https://www.facebook.com/tevmot/).
This is a great opportunity for the EVD companies not only to improve knowledge of energy use of electric motors and potential for improvement in industrial SMEs, but also for conducting high quality audits for the TEVMOT project to meet the project objectives.
The ultimate goal of the project is to promote industrial energy efficiency in Turkey by transforming the market for energy efficient motors in SMEs. Thus, it is utmost important to ensure that the motor audit process to be operated in 100 SMEs of the pilot 7 Organized Industrial Zones (OIZs) in advance of the motor replacements is systematic, comprehensive and accurate; and it captures most of potential savings; prioritizes energy and cost savings; makes best use of auditors time; and takes into account financial constraints of SMEs.
These capacity building trainings for EVD companies are not easy pieces. TEVMOT requires all energy auditors pass the requirements and get the certificate of success to become qualified to work as a TEVMOT motor systems auditor, and EVD companies to become eligible to submit offers to the tender announcements of OIZs for the service delivery in energy audits.
Throughout the motor audit activities in 100 SMEs, TEVMOT will be still providing close technical guidance to the EVD companies through follow-up trainings and webinar consultations where the use of MEASUR tool will be at the centre. The EVD companies will benefit from the TEVMOT project in several ways:
o Understand that motor optimization is just as important as focusing on the motor.
o Learn how to redesign motor size and drive system to maximise energy efficiency
o Learn the “motor system” approach when analysing motor driven systems, and assess the need / service that is needed for the process
o Learn the use of software tools to analyse motor driven systems
o Conduct a walk-through audit
o Use of report templates to secure quality and uniform audits.
The positive contributions of TEVMOT in this context have already proven itself. “Before the TEVMOT project, we -as all EVDs and the energy efficiency stakeholders, knew what to do in dealing with the motor systems audit in industrial SMEs but did not know how to do it. Being part of activities of TEVMOT has become a great experience for learning how to do the audits concerned. TEVMOT trainings played an important role in standardizing the outputs in SMEs audited within the scope of the pilot study at Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) I. OIZ in Sincan.” said Ziya Özkabayel, Energy Efficiency Specialist of Efektif Endüstriyel Enerji A.Ş.
*The project “Promoting Energy-Efficient Motors in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey” otherwise known as TEVMOT Project aims to promote significant additional investment in industrial energy efficiency in Turkey by transforming the market for energy-efficient motors used in SMEs. The TEVMOT Project is being implemented by the Directorate General for Strategic Research and Productivity (DGSRP) under the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) with financial support of Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in cooperation with UNDP. The pilot motor replacement programme and on-site project activities in the SMEs started officially in 7 pilot OIZs through the finance support programme of KOSGEB (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization of Turkey) as of January 2020. The project covers 7 pilot OIZs in Ankara Sincan, Adana Hacı Ömer Sabancı, İzmir Kemalpaşa, Gebze, Antalya, Uşak, and Bursa.