BEE to promote energy efficiency in SME sector

New Delhi, May 17 (KNN)  The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is going ahead with urgency now about its on GEF-UNIDO  funded project for improving energy efficiency of the SME sector.

BEE is appointing project coordinator and engineer for the project.

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has initiated a project in September 2011 titled ‘Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in selected MSME clusters in India’ in collaboration with BEE, Ministry of MSME (MoMSME) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
 
Focus of the project has been on development and promotion of a market environment for introducing energy efficiency (EE) and enhanced use of renewable energy (RE) technologies for process applications in 12 selected MSME clusters under five energy intensive MSME sub-sectors.
 
These clusters have been chosen based on the total energy consumption as well as the energy intensity levels. The total energy consumption of these 12 clusters based on data collated by TERI is estimated at about 1.44 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe). The project will address a few important barriers such as lack of technological solutions and capacities at cluster levels and the paucity of reliable data at policy levels.
 
The broad goals of the 5-year project (September 2011 to August 2016) of USD 33 million include - increased capacity of suppliers of EE/RE products/ service providers/financing institutions; increasing the levels of end-use demand and implementation of EE and RE technologies and practices by MSMEs; scaling up of the project to national level; and strengthening policy, institutional and decision making frameworks.