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

After completing the project on promoting ‘Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies in the Building Sector’ for the Government of Bhutan, WISE was awarded a second project by the Bhutan government for development of Energy Efficiency Codes of Practice for the industrial sector.

The Government of Bhutan published its Energy Efficiency Policy and Roadmap in 2019 which comprises different time-bound activities and targets for achieving reduction in energy consumption targets. Under this policy, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, through the Department of Renewable Energy (DRE), proposed the development of energy efficiency codes of practice. The main objective is to meet the national targets of achieving energy consumption reduction in the industries. The project scope includes stakeholder consultations, industry visits, drafting the energy efficiency codes of practice and providing training to the industries. The project is currently ongoing.