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The Role of LCEC and UNDP in Training and Education of the Workforce Training and Educational Programme related to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Prepared By Elie Abou Jaoudeh , Energy Engineer - Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) Project Lebanon 4 June 2014

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The Role of LCEC and UNDP in Training and Education of the Workforce

Training and Educational Programme related to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Prepared By Elie Abou Jaoudeh,

Energy Engineer - Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC)

Project Lebanon

4 June 2014

Biel, Beirut, Lebanon


What is LCEC? Workforce

  • The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) is the national energy agency for Lebanon catering for all energy efficiency and renewable energy matters

  • LCEC is affiliated to the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW)

  • LCEC has succeeded in establishing itself as the technical reference point specialized in energy conservation issues within the structure of the MEW and the Lebanese Government


Important Milestones Workforce

  • - Soft loans for RE and EE Applications - NEEREA

  • - 1st Lebanese PV Farm over the Beirut River Banks - BRSS

  • 3 Million CFLs Project

  • Periodical Evaluation and Monitoring of SWH Companies in Lebanon and distribution of USD200 subsidy on SWH systems

  • 11 Collective Solar Water Heating Projects and 750 Residential SWH systems

  • Advertisement campaigns to promote RE and EE


Training Programs Workforce

Vocational Training for SWH installers

Vocational Training for PV installers

PV Educational Platform

The Energy University

MED-DESIRE Training Initiative

Periodical Trainings and seminars


1. Vocational Training for SWH Installers Workforce

  • Through the Project: Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative

  • GEF funded

  • Managed by UNDP

  • In collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Water through the LCEC


1. Vocational Training for SWH Installers Workforce

  • Main Stakeholders

  • GSWH Project

  • UNDP

  • GEF

  • Ministry of Energy and Water, and LCEC

  • Ministry of Education

  • Directorate of Vocational Training and Fine Arts


1. Vocational Training for SWH Installers Workforce

  • Objectives:

  • Create a qualified workforce for installing and monitoring SWH systems

    • Placement of panels, shading principles, basic design knowledge, piping, welding, etc…

  • Raise the quality of installations

  • Diminish installation errors caused by poor experience/knowledge


1. Vocational Training for SWH Installers Workforce

Completed

Completed

Completed

  • Official adoption of the curriculum and courses



2 Workforce. Vocational Training for PV Installers

  • Planned Through the Project : Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power Generation

  • GEF funded

  • Managed by UNDP

  • In collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Water through the LCEC


2 Workforce. Vocational Training for PV Installers

  • Objectives:

  • Create a qualified workforce for installing and monitoring PV systems

    • Electrical norms, safety regulations, placement and connection of panels, principles of battery operation, etc…

  • Very small technical know-how for PV installations in Lebanon.

  • Raise the quality of installations

  • Diminish installation errors caused by poor experience/knowledge


3. PV Educational Platform Workforce

  • Source of Financing: FASEP – Formation Professionnelle. A French financing mechanism.

  • Partners

  • Ministry of Energy and Water

  • LCEC

  • IRI

  • UNDP

  • Private Sector companies and organizations (France solar industry, Transenergie,…)


3 Workforce. PV Educational Platform

  • Objectives:

  • Creation of an educational and demonstrational platform for PV

  • Offers a training platform for the technical workforce

  • Create a link between the Lebanese and French Markets

  • The platform is planned to be completed by End of 2015

  • Training of the trainers: Beginning 2016


3 Workforce. PV Educational Platform

  • Current Phase:

  • Development of the training package

  • Setting the technical specifications for the platform

  • Forming the “Le Club Entreprises”

  • Defining contributions of the respective firms

  • Currently 12 confirmed participating firms, and 8 engaged and yet to sign agreements


3. PV Educational WorkforcePlatform

Application Form


4. The Energy University Workforce

  • Directed to professionals in the RE and EE sectors and self paced

  • 319 online courses in 12 languages

  • The platform is divided into several educational levels

  • LCEC has 3 course paths through the platform

  • Schneider is the owner of the platform

  • On completion a Schneider Certificate is distributed, for the LCEC path an independent certificate will be granted.

  • Several international partners and universities

  • First collaboration of its kind in the Middle East, and the League of Arab States showed interest in such collaboration.




5 Workforce. MED-DESIRE – Training Initiatives

  • MED Desire Project: Pilot training on solar energy technology

    • Curriculum for solar standards and rules

  • Presentation of MED-DESIRE Project:

  • Funded by ENPI-CBC MED Programme

  • Includes 9 partners from 5 countries: Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Egypt, and Lebanon

  • Budget: Euros 4.47 Million

  • Includes several solar energy initiatives


6 Workforce. Continuous Training Programs

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency workshops, seminars, and technical trainings.


Thank You! Workforce

The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC)

Ministry of Energy and Water- Corniche du Fleuve- First Floor- Room 303

Telephone: 01-569101

01-565108

Email: [email protected]


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