By Godlove BAINKONG, Cameroon Tribune, 05-12-2013
A workshop to finalise the drawing up of a national strategy and action plan held on Thursday December 5,2013.The government of Cameroon has embraced Energy Efficiency, the reduction of unnecessary cost on electricity usually linked to wastage in transportation and unsustainable use by households and industries. With the support of the Partnership Development Facility of the European Union Energy, the country has drawn up an Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan for the electricity sector that will serve as a guide to electricity consumers for the sustainable use of the scarce resource.
Speaking yesterday December 5 during the final workshop to draw up the plan, the General Manager of the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), Jean Pierre Kedi, said within the framework of ARSEL’s mission of supervising electricity prices, the agency wants to encourage the use of existing electricity efficiency potentials and the corresponding cost savings in electricity supply. Yesterday’s workshop was to propose an enabling institutional and regulatory framework, develop an arsenal of well adapted incentives such as fiscal measures, specific tariffs to encourage biomass, quality standards and certification of energy auditors as well as appropriate financial measures for private sector intervention.>>>