Workshop on ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT in Northern Province

This program on “Energy Productivity Improvement” was conducted on 7th February 2015 at the auditorium of District Secretariat office, Jaffna. It was organized and held with the purpose of sharing the knowledge in energy productivity improvements with the government officers, academia and energy experts in the country.  The energy productivity and energy saving are playing a vital role in the developing regions of this nation. At present, Northern Province is a developing area after 30 years of conflict. Therefore, this awareness program was conducted at the appropriate moment through knowledge sharing to the government officers in Jaffna District in collaboration with the University of Jaffna.

This program was an initiative to gather the energy experts from the Sustainable Energy Authority, Practical Action and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Jaffna together to discuss and share ideas and knowledge on energy management. Sessions were conducted in this workshop to identify the potential projects which can be implemented in the real world. Participants of this workshop prepared feasible project outlines as a team and presented in front of the group. This was an excellent program with the fullest support from the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority headed by Dr. Thusitha Sugathapala.

The program was conducted with the dedicated voluntary support from the resource persons of Dr. Thushitha Sugathapala, Dr. A. Atputharajah, Eng. Ranjith Pathmasiri and Eng. Namiz Musafar. Over 70 government officials participated in this program especially the Divisional Secretariats, Assistant Director of Planning from Divisional Secretariat offices, Chairmen Predesha Sabah, Research officers in Departments, Directors and Deputy Directors of Departments, Chief Engineers, Zonal Directors of Education and  Secretaries of the Ministries. Ultimately, this program is a success due to the active participation of the above members. It is expected to organize few more workshops similar to this program but focusing more on the technological improvement in implementing energy management projects.