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10/15/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/15/2020 09:09

Energy efficiency in focus of OSCE webinar in Turkmenistan

Students and teachers of the Turkmen State Energy Institute in Mary participated in an OSCE-organized webinar on net energy consumption as a new ecological and energy-saving system. The online event took place from 14 to 17 October 2020.

The four-day seminar addressed environmental advantages and economic benefits of net energy consumption and its technical and technological aspects. OSCE experts shared best practices of OSCE participating States in net metering and development of generated capacities plans at minimum costs.

'Energy is a key element of any economy and the OSCE participating States agree that a high level of energy security requires energy supplies that are predictable, reliable, economically acceptable, commercially justified and environmentally safe,' said Natalya Drozd, Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat.

During the webinar, a UNDP expert presented opportunities for the implementation of an net energy consumption system, including grid integration aspects, in national practice. The event also stressed the importance of research on renewable energy sources (RES) integration and launch of an RES information exchange portal.

'This event is part of the OSCE Centre's long-term partnership with the Turkmen State Energy Institute which has recently been moved to a new level after the Centre of Energy Saving Technologies was inaugurated on the premises of the Institute earlier this month'.

USAID contributed to the webinar with comprehensive presentations on requirements on equipment standards for renewable energy sources and how to connect to them.