The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and the Green Power Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support garment factories in becoming more energy efficient with green and clean sources of energy.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan and Green Power Managing Director Shaikh Ehsanul Habib inked the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations, read a press release.
Former vice-president of BGMEA Md Moshiul Azam Shajal and Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Labour and ILO Affairs ANM Saifuddin were also present at the signing ceremony held at the BGMEA Complex in Dhaka.
As per the MoU, Green Power will provide technical support to BGMEA factories regarding adopting green and clean energy including solar power, and aid them in achieving optimum energy efficiency.
To that end, they will also conduct a reconnaissance survey of interested member factories to find options available to incorporate any reliable, low-cost and cleaner sources of power with possible installation of solar power and Battery Energy Storage System [BESS] based on the day-load curve of their enterprise.
Upon the consent of the BGMEA member factory, the Green Power team may study BGMEA member's power consumption patterns and may generate an ‘Energy Audit Report’ optionally upon having their interest in it.