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PEEP2 Success Stories

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NAMA in Mongolia

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Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association (APUEA)

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The California Energy Commission staff estimates that California local governments spend over a billion dollars annually to purchase electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuels. While energy costs for cities and counties are a small portion of their overall operating budgets (typically 1-5%), it is one of the few costs that can be reduced because it is not fixed. Through its programs the Commission’s staff have projected that on selected local government facilities up to 25% can be saved on energy costs.

Thanks in large part to California State Senate Bill 880 (1986), the California Energy Commission has been given and has carried out a broad mandate to improve energy efficiency in the state’s cities, counties, and school facilities. The Energy Partnership Program (EPP), a subset of this activity, is the focus of this profile. EPP addresses the energy efficiency of city and county facilities and provides technical assistance for existing facilities, new construction design assistance, fleet management assistance and training, automotive and HVAC training, loans, and awards for participants.

While this profile addresses all components of the EPP program, technical assistance for existing facilities is the largest component in terms of participants, expenditures, and staff time. The Commission contracts with private consultants to provide technical assistance for all types of local government facilities including city halls, administration buildings, libraries, fire departments, police departments, and wastewater treatment plants. One interesting aspect of the program is that the Commission targeted jails and hospitals which have 24-hour, energy-intensive operations.

An important part of the program is to facilitate project financing for energy efficiency upgrades through its own revolving loan fund, federal funds, utility assistance, energy service companies, or other outside funding sources. In order to access its revolving fund which has a highly competitive interest rate, projects must have a simple payback of 6.5 years or less. Large funding requests (over $250,000) are often referred to private sector sources such as municipal leasing companies and pooled bond mechanisms. Pooled bond programs available include the FARECAL program administered by the California Municipal Utility Association, the CASTLE program administered by the California State Association of Counties, and the ABAG program administered by the Association of Bay Area Governments.



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Our Vision & Values

Our Vision & Values

Our vision is to accelerate the promotion of sustainable energy and environmental programs in developing countries and countries in transition.  Our unique values are strived to provide sustainable solutions with proven technical capabilities, implement with wealth of practical and international experience in Asia and Pacific regions. Read more...

Our Niche & Strengths

Our Niche & Strengths

IIEC works on-the-ground, through multi-disciplined staff and partners, with governments and the private sector to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects.  Read more...

Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

Specific services provided by IIEC to its clients include: DSM/EE Implementation & Evaluation; Development & Implementation of EE Standards and Labeling Programs; Renewable Energy Project Planning & Implementation; Clean Energy Finance Design; and Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings  Read more...

Our Major Clients

Our Major Clients

IIEC’s major clients include the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) etc.  Read more...

Our Offices


IIEC operates through its offices in India, Thailand and Philippines.  Read more...

Our Team

Our Team

IIEC has full time local staff in each of its offices that are well placed to contribute to programs due to their extensive exposure to energy, transport and environmental activities in the region and their understanding of cultural issues relevant to the countries.  Read more...

Our Board

Board of Directors

IIEC’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine members, who are dedicated to providing strategic guidance to the organization as it advances its goal to promote sustainable and efficient energy use in developing nations and economies in transition.  Read more...


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