REVIEW OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY FRAMEWORK IN INDIA AND SUPPORT TO THE STATE DESIGNATED AGENCY IN KERALA

REVIEW OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY FRAMEWORK IN INDIA AND SUPPORT TO THE STATE DESIGNATED AGENCY IN KERALA

WISE, with support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi, successfully carried out a comprehensive review of the energy efficiency policy landscape in India. The project focused mainly on two key areas:

1. Review of energy efficiency programme implementation as well as policy and institutional framework in India.

The schemes launched by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and their implementation have been evaluated in this report. The sectors reviewed include industry, buildings, agriculture, municipal corporations, and electrical and electronic appliances. While evaluating the existing programmes, there was a felt need to identify areas where performance needed to be enhanced. Additionally, the present financial mechanism in the sector was examined along with review of the institutional framework of energy efficiency in India. The structure and role of State Designated Agencies (SDAs) as per the Energy Conservation Act, 2001, and the steps required to strengthen SDAs were also examined. Global best practices and the role of energy efficiency in climate mitigation are other key issues discussed in the report. Part A concludes with a summary of recommendations

2. Comprehensive Guidelines for Energy Efficiency in Kerala

All the states, through their SDAs, are responsible for implementation of energy efficiency. Under this project, support was provided to one SDA viz. the Energy Management Centre (EMC), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, to develop energy efficiency/conservation policy and implementation guidelines. The objective of these guidelines is to strengthen, broaden and upscale the scope of energy efficiency in the state, with specific focus on stand-alone energy efficiency and conservation activities of EMC. In addition, the guidelines also aim to assist decision-makers at EMC in strengthening institutional capacities, and proposing programme guidelines to help in developing a futuristic roadmap for targeted sectors in energy efficiency.

WISE organised two workshops under the programme and provided guidance to the stakeholders on energy efficiency improvements in other industries. To enable wider dissemination of the study outputs, the final reports and other deliverables were translated into the local language, Malayalam, at the request of the state.

See Report link Part (A)

See Report link Part (B)

PROMOTION OF RE AND EE IN THE BUILDING SECTOR IN BHUTAN

PROMOTION OF RE AND EE IN THE BUILDING SECTOR IN BHUTAN

WISE, in association with APECS Consultancy, Bhutan, and financial support from the Austrian Development Agency, extended technical and training support to the Department of Renewable Energy (DRE), Government of Bhutan, for promoting the use of solar water heating systems in the country’s building sector. The outcome of the project was a handbook on the operation and maintenance of SWH systems and development of the National Action Plan (NAP), 2018, for solar water heating systems for Bhutan, spanning the next five years.

WISE analysed the issues, faults and failures in the installed systems and executed the technical capacity building programme in June 2019 for solar system installers, training institutes, DRE staff, etc. WISE also supported DRE staff in the assessment of project locations for installation of new solar hot water systems as part of its energy efficiency initiative to replace inefficient electric water heating systems with efficient ones.

Energy Efficiency Code For Industries In Bhutan

Energy Efficiency Code For Industries In Bhutan

The Government of Bhutan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, through the Department of Renewable Energy, awarded the assignment to draft Energy Efficiency Codes of Practice for Industries to the World Institute of Sustainable Energy and its associated partner, APECS Consultancy Thimphu, Bhutan. The team developed Energy Efficiency Codes of Practice documents for the following industrial activities and processes in Bhutan.

  • Management of Industries
  • Industrial Lighting
  • Industrial Equipment – Motors
  • Industrial Equipment – Cooling Tower
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Equipment – Boilers
  • Industrial Equipment – Pumps
  • Industrial Equipment – Fans and Blowers
  • Industrial Equipment – Air Compressor
  • Industrial Equipment – Furnace

On drafting the Energy Efficiency Codes of Practice documents, WISE conducted the first stakeholders’ workshop on 16 and 17 September 2020. Final Codes of Practice documents were presented in two different stakeholders’ online workshops conducted on 16-17 February 2021 and 18-19 February 2021. Along with the codes of practice documents, a compliance framework with an implementation plan and budget for ten years was also prepared for the Department of Renewable Energy, Government of Bhutan.

Industries In Bhutan