Civil Servants from Anguilla Receive Training to initiate a National Energy Efficiency Strategy

Civil Servants from Anguilla Receive Training to initiate a National Energy Efficiency Strategy

OECS Media Release

Member States of the OECS are pursuing efforts towards energy efficiency which is a major driver of economic development in the region. Hence, civil servants participated in a two and a half day training held in Anguilla under the theme “Zero Investment & Revenue Generating Energy Management Program”.
 

Participants to the workshop included policemen, teachers, firefighters, and government officers. The group has been trained to frame a collective strategy aiming at achieving building energy consumption management in their workplace but also at the national level through a government driven plan of action.

The training was organised by Programme Coordinator Judith Ephraim and Programme Officer Martin Rufenach of the OECS Sustainable Energy Unit. Both shared their experience regarding the energy efficiency strategy implemented at the OECS Headquarters in St. Lucia since 2014.

We have put in place an energy management programme at the OECS Commission in Saint-Lucia two years ago that includes incentives for employees which resulted in a 20% decrease in our electricity consumption. Mrs. Judith Ephraim affirmed.

Through this successful programme, both environmental specialists attested that energy savings are achievable by the implementation of zero cost measures combined with a sensitisation campaign to foster engagement of employees. The programme has also been promoted in Antigua and Montserrat.


 

   This story aligns with OECS Strategic Objective No.5: Drive Key Economic Priorities.
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Judith Ephraim Programme Coordinator - OECS Sustainable Energy Unit, OECS Commission
Martin Rufenach Programme Officer - OECS Sustainable Energy Unit, OECS Commission
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Judith Ephraim Programme Coordinator - OECS Sustainable Energy Unit, OECS Commission
Martin Rufenach Programme Officer - OECS Sustainable Energy Unit, OECS Commission
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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