Monday, June 18, 2012 -
Kazakh authorities on Monday said they will begin monitoring the country’s largest energy consumers to get them to conserve energy.
Large industrial enterprises consuming at least 1,500 tons of fuel per year will be placed on a state register that will be audited under the new regulations,
Kazakhstan's ministry of industry and new technologies (MINT) said in a statement.
Government agencies and entities in the public sector will also be monitored for energy consumption.
According to the law ‘On energy saving and energy efficiency’, the major energy consumers are required to develop and implement their own action plans to reduce energy consumption.
The order is directed at all public and private firms as well as individual entrepreneurs.
The registry will be operated by the 2013 State Energy regulator.
The ministry will also sponsor new centers to train professionals in energy auditing and energy management, as part of the Kazakh government's Comprehensive Plan for Energy Efficiency from 2012-2015.