Since beginning of October, EQO-NIXUS is leading the implementation of a new consulting project aiming to build capacity for the staff of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energies of Ecuador in energy efficiency, energy management systems and ISO 50001.

The Interamerican Development Bank funded project is being implemented in a consortium led by EQO-NIXUS along with the Spanish consulting company Euro-Funding. It will last until March 2018 and will consist in the design and implementation of three capacity building programs in the fields of energy efficiency, ISO 50001, energy management systems audits and ISO 17024. Besides, EQO-NIXUS will support the Ministry in its accreditation as a certifying entity.

The use of ISO 50001 is barely extended throughout Ecuador, with few companies certified and a lack of local expertise in this normative. Therefore, EQO-NIXUS’ support will be key for promoting the use and knowledge of the normative in the public sector as well as for the promotion of certification among private sector companies.