This new award puts the spotlight on industries embarking on the green transition. By celebrating their achievements, we inspire other companies to follow the same pathway.
The National Sustainable Energy Champion is a new award that was launched by UNIDO through the MOUSTADAMA Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of National Economy and the partners to reward the efforts of those pioneering Palestinian industries that have decided to seize the opportunity offered by sustainable energy solutions to improve their competitiveness and contribute to climate change mitigation.
This first Palestine Sustainable Energy Champion Award was attributed to Royal Industrial Trading Co., a Hebron-based company specializing in the production of plastic components. Royal has joined MOUSTADAMA as a host organization for the first cycle of its Energy Management System (EnMS) Training Program and benefited from the Programme Demonstration Projects call for applications. Within this framework, it received coaching and support by UNIDO in Palestine to implement its ISO 50001- compliant Energy Management System (EnMS). Following a series of energy systems assessments and reviews under the supervision of UNIDO consultants, the EnMS expert trainees were involved onsite for their on-the-job training with the aim of establishing customized energy performance indicators and identifying significant energy uses. These were reflected in a list of implemented measures, which included the identification and prevention of leaks in the distribution of the compressed air systems, the monitoring of the mixer performance and the operator behavior, installation of sub-meters for the monitoring system, the replacement of the air compressors by highly efficient Variable Speed Drive (VSD) type and, ultimately, a series of awareness sessions targeting the employees.
Royal was selected as the Palestine Sustainable Energy Champion from the companies participating in MOUSTADAMA’s EnMS Program due to the excellent results achieved in its sustainable energy implementations applying energy efficiency measures and utilizing renewable energy solutions, as summarized in the table below:
The company, which recently received ISO 50001 certification, is now one of the most advanced in Palestine in terms of high efficiency, low power consumption and use of renewable energy sources. The Sustainable Energy Champion Award is a recognition of these efforts but is also a means of making them visible to the wider community by showcasing the importance of the RE and EE interventions in the Palestinian industries, so that the whole industrial sector can learn about the opportunities that clean energy offers to increase productivity and competitiveness.
In the picture above, Royal Industrial Trading Co.'s award ceremony during the Palestine CleanTech Champions Day: from right, H.E. the EU Representative to Palestine Mr. Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, H.E. the Minister of National Economy Mr. Khaled Osaily, Royal's Deputy Chairman Mr. Mazen Zghier, and the UNIDO's Senior Programme Officer Mr. Ahmed ElFarra – Credits MOUSTADAMA, UNIDO Palestine