Kenya Breweries recognised as most energy efficient industry in 2019

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Kenya Breweries Ltd were named as the overall winner in the 15th Energy Management Awards, 2019. Photo: Twitter/KenyaBreweries

Kenya Breweries Limited, a division of British company Diageo owned East African Breweries Ltd, has been named the winner at the 15th Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Energy Management Awards (EMA).

Kenya Breweries emerged the overall winner of the award, in which British America Tobacco (BAT) Kenya took the runners up award, whereas Tata Chemicals and Mombasa Cement were nominated.

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The awards recognizes enterprises that have made major and sustainable gains in energy efficiency. Photo: Twitter/KenyaBreweries

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of Petroleum and Mining Eng John Mosonik reiterated the Government’s commitment  to support energy efficiency projects.

The Government through the Energy Management Regulations 2012 provided measures towards energy efficiency and conservation. This regulations provide for robust energy consumption rating, energy audits, energy investment plan and energy conservation to enhance the sustainable utilization of energy resources.

This has resulted in the setting of electrical energy saving target of up to 647gigawatt hours annually and thermal energy saving targets of up to 884,300 MJ (Megajoules) per year,” said Eng Mosonik.

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“At KBL, we understand that in order to thrive as a business, we need to continue investing heavily through capital projects and our own internal operational efficiencies to reduce our energy use,” said Samuel Muiru, KBL Head Of Engineering. Photo: Twitter/KenyaBreweries

Also at the event, KAM Chair Mr Sachen Gudka, noted that the main objective of the Energy Management Awards is to promote, recognize and drive energy efficiency and conservation with a view to conserve the environment and manage energy costs.

Energy efficiency and process optimization are the biggest source of CO2 emissions  abatement in the industrial sector. The slow progress in developing new and implementing existing energy efficiency policies and measures is attributed to its limited improvement.

Energy Efficiency is one of the initiatives that KAM has put in place to drive Kenya’s green economy. Other initiatives include water efficiency, waste management – PET plastic bottles and chemical wastes, Responsible Care and Green financing,” added Mr Gudka.

Energy Management Awards 2019 had four main classifications, The General Category, Renewable Energy Category, Water Efficiency Category and Students Award Category, that registering a total of 64 participants, 20 participants, 15 participants and 5 participants respectively.

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