The Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday, 20th June 2017, issued energy management compliance certificates to Kapa Oil Refineries and Kisima Farm, for complying with the Energy Management Regulations 2012. Compliance certificates are issued to organizations that manage to achieve sustainable energy management through the implementation of efficient energy management practices that result to energy savings and cost reduction.Currently, only two other organizations, B.A.T Kenya and Mombasa Cement Limited, have managed to be awarded with compliance certificates by ERC since 2015 when the first compliance certificate was offered.
Both organizations have managed to be awarded with this rare and coveted certification that sets apart organizations committed to environmental sustainability compliance, by working in partnership with Eenovators as an energy management partner. Through the Eenovators Eagles Energy Management Program, both Kisima Farm and Kapa Oil Refineries have benefitted from the immense expertise offered in the journey towards compliance. Eenovators Limited records unparalleled success, being the energy advisory partner for both organizations and has walked with the two organizations from the beginning, conducting their energy audits, recommending energy conservation measures (ECMs) and guiding the implementation of these ECMs.
Kapa Oil Refineries, one of the household names that offerpremium quality consumer goods in Kenya and the larger African continent, is keen on ensuring adherence to the set quality standards both locally and internationally. Kapa Oil Refineries has over the years managed to uphold the best quality and food safety practices in their processes and even complying with the international quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP Standards requirements as well as specifications by Kenya Bureau of Standards. With quality as one of their pillars, Kapa has done it again by managing to be recognized for their efforts to be energy conscious in their operations as is testament of the compliance certificate issuance by ERC. KAPA sets a new record being the first company in the manufacture of consumer goods industry to be recognized by ERC for their efforts in energy management. Kapa has managed to save 300-400million a year just by being energy efficient an important aspect as a manufacturer that contributes 14% to the GDP that is raked from the manufacturing industry.
Kisima Farm, situated in Timau location in Meru county, is one of the largest farms in the region that is known for wheat and barley farming, floriculture and potato farming. In addition, Kisima Farm puts considerable efforts in promoting conservation efforts of forest cover in the Mt. Kenya region as well as leading community empowerment projects in education, water and health projects. Kisima Farm has made taken great strides in energy management being one of the pioneers in the use of solar panels to generate energy for the farm’s usage. Kisima also sets the pace for other farms in the country as they work towards achievement energy management, serving as a benchmark for energy compliance in horticulture. Horticulture contributes an estimated 2% to the national GDP and the Kenyan industry has grown significantly over the last decade in the worldwide flower industry.