10 December 2012

Kenya: Firms Make Pledge to Save Energy

TEN firms have agreed to employ energy saving measures in their manufacturing process to save on costs under the Kenya Association of Manufacturers accord.

KAM said under the plan, the firms will reduce their energy consumption by between five and 15 per cent through following production guidelines under the accord.

By signing the Energy Efficiency Accord companies commit to reduce energy consumption over time to a defined level in order to realize benefits such as lower energy costs, environmental compliance, maximized profits and Government recognition.

The KAM energy efficiency programme has enabled companies to save about Sh2 billion annually with a potential to save over Sh7 billion and over Sh5 billion on fuel by implementing various energy saving initiatives.

The new signatories to the accord were Bidco Oil Refineries, Mabati Rolling Mills Mariakani, Thika Water and Sewerage Company, Muranga Water and sanitation Company, Limuru Water and Sewerage Company, Meru water and sewerage services, Kibos Sugar and Allied Company, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort, Sarova Panafric Hotel and Sarova Stanley Hotel. This brings to 25, the number of firms that have signed the accord since it was launched early last year.

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