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Pacific Islands
Under the Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific - Phase II (PEEP II) Project, IIEC conducted a training program to support the development of EE projects in five Pacific Island Countries: the Cook Islands; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Tonga; and Vanuatu. The training modules covered energy auditing, financial analysis, measurement and verification (M&V), contracting, marketing, and project management.

Energy Audit Training in Samoa

IIEC conducted several training programs in Vietnam covering the commercial, industrial and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sectors with funding from the World Bank, UNDP and ADB. A four-year program titled Commercial EE Pilot Program (CEEP) focused on the private sector (ESCOs, financial institutions and equipment suppliers) and EE project development, resulting in the implementation of 205 EE projects. In the industrial sector, the training focused on energy management practices for senior and middle management and investment-grade energy audits. In the SME sector, training was provided to potential ESCOs and energy efficient equipment suppliers.

Training Session for Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers

As a part of the World Bank funded Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency (DSM/EE) Project, IIEC conducted an advanced energy audit training program for DSM staff and energy coordinators at Electricite du Laos (EdL), and prepared a professional development program for EdL staff.

Advanced Energy Audit Training in Lao PDR

IIEC delivered a detailed introductory and technical training on Standards and Labeling (S&L) to key implementers in Kenya. This project was part of the national S&L Programme, which was a 5-year initiative designed to remove barriers to market transformation of energy efficient products and services in Kenya. The program was funded by UNDP and supported by the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.The training covered testing procedures, performance standards and certification for CFLs and fluorescent tubes, domestic and commercial refrigerators, air conditioners, and three-phase electric induction motors.

S&L Training in Kenya

For the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) Project on Capacity Building of ESCOs, funded by UNDP, IIEC designed, developed and conducted training modules on EE project financial analysis and evaluation. The training materials included the development of an automated spreadsheet for the financial projection of project cash flow, income and balance sheet statements tailored for the Lebanese economy.

Our Achievements at a Glance

Country Project Funding Agency Impacts
India Technical Assistance to Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) on Energy Efficiency and Clean Production Credit Lines KfW / Small Industries Development Bank of India Development of assessment tools and capacity building of bank staff on EE financing to SMEs with M&V for credit line performance assessment to achieve target emission reduction
India Design of Bank Capacity Building as part of ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia Capacity building of banks and financial institutions on financing EE projects
India Capacity Building of Banks and Financial Institutions for Energy Efficiency Project Financing Bureau of Energy Efficiency India / HSBC India Development of a customized capacity building program for bank branch managers and loan officers to effectively appraise and finance EE projects
Lebanon Energy Service Company (ESCO) Training UNDP ESCO capacity building on financial evaluation of EE projects
Pacific Islands Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific – Phase II ADB More than 100 participants in 5 Pacific Islands
trained on energy auditing
Philippines Business Finance Capacity Building on Efficient Lighting UNDP / GEF Capacity building of financial institutions on efficient lighting
Vietnam Commercial Energy Efficiency Pilot Project World Bank 205 EE projects implemented by trained energy service providers
Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Program ADB Investment Grade Audits in 7 industrial sites with investment potential of US$100 million
Vietnam Promoting Energy Conservation in SMEs UNDP Training for more than 60 energy service providers to support implementation of projects in the brick, ceramics, paper & pulp, textile and food processing sectors
Vietnam Vietnam Energy Efficiency Public Lighting (VEEPL) Project UNDP Capacity building on design, installation, operation, maintenance and management of public lighting system; and Development of a national testing and certification facility in compliance with national and international standards
Kenya Removal of Barriers to EE and Energy Conservation in SMEs UNDP / GEF Capacity building of SMEs in developing bankable EE projects
Kenya Prepare & Deliver Training for Energy Standards and Labels UNDP Capacity building on energy performance standards and labels for policy makers, implementers and distributers/importers
Lebanon Energy Auditing and Project Development UNDP Enhanced audit quality and bidding procedures for implementation

IIEC conducted a study that enabled the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to identify sustainable energy efficient investment opportunities in the commercial building sector. We also designed an effective and viable EE financing project to encourage collaborative undertakings between private stakeholders and IFC.
Under the UNDP funded Philippine Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project (PELMATP), IIEC assessed consumer cooperatives, developed Energy Efficient Lighting (EEL) Micro Financing Models, conducted regional consultations and provided training to consumer cooperatives. We also negotiated the financing of bulk procurement arrangements with EEL suppliers, and enabled households to access EEL technologies using the micro financing model. The project assessed the capacity and training needs of financial institutions for financing EEL projects and developed and delivered a training program for them. In addition, our team developed promotional materials for EEL financing products and provided technical assistance to the Development Bank of the Philippines on EEL ESCO financing guidelines.
Under the Capacity Building to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy Development in the Philippines Project, funded by UNDP, IIEC provided financial advice on the design of a Renewable Energy Guarantee Fund, Project Feasibility Fund, and Micro-Financing Fund. For the UNDP-funded Palawan New and Renewable Energy Livelihood Support Project, we designed an appropriate risk sharing delivery mechanism for solar home systems in Palawan.

Stakeholders' Meeting for Consumer and Housing Cooperatives on Micro Financing Schemes for Efficient Lighting

As part of the Commercialization of Super Insulated Buildings Project funded by UNDP, IIEC reviewed the financing systems and relevant legislation for energy efficient housing in Mongolia, and evaluated the financial mechanisms developed by the project staff. To step up financing for building energy efficient housing, our team proposed alternative funding mechanisms and formulated fund-raising guidelines.

IIEC assessed market opportunities for sustainability projects in Vietnam’s steel and chemical fertilizer sectors from the perspective of the financial institutions and service providers. The aim of the UNDP funded project – Strengthening Capacity on Climate Change Initiatives in the Industry and Trade Sectors – was to remove barriers in Vietnam’s industrial sector to adopting efficient processes and trade practices in order to achieve Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions, resilience to climate change, and increased industrial competiveness.
Under the Implementation of National EE Project, IIEC provided consultancy services to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to carry out the following tasks: identifying financial barriers for EE projects; reviewing past and on-going energy efficiency financing programs in Vietnam; assessing the capacity of local financial institutions for funding efficiency projects, developing options for structuring a financing mechanism; making recommendations on how to enhance the capability of the financial institutions; and recommending suitable financial mechanisms for the identified projects.
Under the UNDP-funded Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Enterprises (PECSME) Project, IIEC developed and conducted EE project financial analysis and evaluation training modules. The training materials included an automated spreadsheet for the projected cash flow, income and balance sheet statements suited to the SMEs and the Vietnamese economy.

IIEC developed the fund management strategies and work plan for an EE Revolving Fund to be established from the proceeds of the sale of CFLs in Malawi. The project aimed to reduce the overall system peak demand of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Ltd and to expand the level of electrification. The project included the procurement of 2 million CFLs, of which 1.3 million were installed free of charge in order to replace existing incandescent bulbs in the residential sector, small and medium enterprises and public buildings. The balance was sold to the commercial sector and proceeds of the sale were used to finance other EE projects through the EE Revolving Fund.

IIEC designed the operating guidelines, project eligibility criteria, loan terms, borrowers’ eligibility criteria, and fund management terms and conditions for a RE Fund in the Maldives. IIEC also designed and conducted training for financial institutions and private entrepreneurs on project financing of RE projects and RE based livelihood projects. These activities supported the UNDP-funded Renewable Energy Technical Development and Applications Project.

Presentation of Guidelines for the RE Fund and Capacity Building for RE Project Financing

Our Achievements at a Glance

Country Project Funding Agency Impacts
China Strategy for Establishing a Venture Capital Fund for GHG Reduction Projects in China UNIDO Establishment of a private equity fund to provide capital to Chinese small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
India Development of Financial Products and Related Institutional Mechanisms ADB Establishment of an EE market
India Design and Road Map for State Clean Energy Funds for End-use EE and RE Projects UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Developing design documents for Clean Energy Funds for 2 Indian States
Malawi EE Lighting Project UK Department for International Development Establishment of an EE Revolving Fund
Maldives RE Technology Development and Application UNDP / GEF Development of guidelines and manual for the management and operation of an RE Fund
Mongolia Commercialization of Super Insulated Buildings in Mongolia UNDP / GEF Funding mechanism for EE housing
Philippines PELMATP – Leasing Model & Micro Financing Scheme for EE lighting UNDP / GEF Development of an efficient lighting installment scheme model for electric cooperatives and distribution utilities; and Development of CFL micro-financing schemes for consumer cooperatives and housing cooperatives
Philippines Barrier Removal for RE Development – Finance Delivery Mechanism UNDP / GEF Establishment of a Guarantee Fund, Micro Finance Fund and Project Preparation Fund for RE projects
Philippines Market Development of Solar Energy Home Systems (SHSs) in Palawan UNDP / GEF Pilot testing of a risk sharing mechanism between financial institution and an SHS supplier
Thailand Survey of Sustainable Energy Leasing and ESCO Business Opportunities in Thailand IFC Identified market potential, market drivers and business opportunities in lease financing combined with ESCO, EE, RE and cleaner production (CP) services and other financing options available for ESCO/EE/RE/CPs in Thailand
Vietnam Promoting EE in SMEs UNDP / GEF Establishment of a EE Loan Guarantee Fund for SMEs

Pacific Islands
In the Pacific Islands, IIEC is the lead implementer of the Promoting Energy Efficiency in The Pacific - Phase 2 (PEEP2) Project, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This project covers the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu, and aims to stimulate EE through demand-side improvements to energy use in each country’s residential, commercial, and government sectors. The project includes the development of an energy use database, EE policies, minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for appliances, capacity building, and implementation of EE projects in residential, commercial and government buildings, as well as hotels and street lighting.

High Pressure Sodium and LED Street Lights in Samoa

Presentation on Lessons Learned from PEEP2 Implementation at the 2014 Pacific Power Association (PPA) Annual Conference in Tahiti

IIEC designed and implemented a nationwide Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) Program that replaced incandescent bulbs with 2 million CFLs in both the commercial and residential sectors. The verified demand savings of 65 MW during morning peak and 51 MW during evening peak enabled the utility, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), to significantly reduce daily load shedding and connect an additional 18,500 new customers to the grid.

Official Launch of Malawi CFL Program by the Hon. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, Mr. Goodall Gonwe

CFL Mascot Participates to Raise Awareness about Energy Efficient Lighting in Malawi

IIEC carried out the first large-scale market driven CFL program in India under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Energy Conservation and Commercialization II (ECO II) Project. The project was executed in partnership with the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) and resulted in peak demand savings of 17 MW over a nine-month period.

Formal Launching of the USAID-funded BESCOM Efficient Lighting Program (BELP), a part of the ECOII Project in Bangalore, India

IIEC was contracted by the Philippine Department of Energy to implement the US$46 million Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP). Supported by a loan from ADB, the project included large-scale implementation of several EE and DSM components. Activities included energy efficient lighting retrofits in 135 public buildings, distribution of 8.6 million CFLs, public and street lighting projects in several cities, and development of a Green Building Rating Scheme. The project impacts, confirmed by the Philippine Department of Energy, included demand savings of 248 MW and annual energy savings of 321.75 MWh.

Installation of a Demonstration LED System at the Department of Energy's Headquarters

Signing Memorandum of Agreement to Retrofit Government Buildings

IIEC contributed significantly to the Lao PDR Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Project since its inception in 2004. Our main activities comprised implementing EE measures in public buildings, and a nationwide residential lighting program.

Lighting System Retrofits in Public Buildings

Opening Ceremony on Distribution of 400,000 CFLs in Lao PDR

The introduction of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) street lighting in 6 municipalities, under the ADB-funded Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency Measures in Thai Municipalities (MEET) Project, resulted in the development of a business model for municipalities to undertake EE and DSM activities in partnership with the electric utility, Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA). MEET acted as a scalable business model, advancing methods for increasing lighting efficiency across other Thai municipalities.

IIEC was the lead consultant for an ADB-financed project to identify potential EE improvements in large, energy-intensive industries. Primary industries targeted by the program were cement, chemical, steel, beverage, and plastic. The key outputs included an EE Project Finance Model and the identification of over US$100 million investment opportunities in the steel and cement industries in Vietnam.

Our Achievements at a Glance

Country Project Funding Agency Impacts
Global Efficient Lighting Initiative (ELI) IFC Transition to high efficiency and high quality CFLs, fluorescent tubes, and ballasts in Argentina, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Peru, the Philippines, and South Africa
Global APEC Standards and Labeling Program APEC Establishment of baseline on energy standards and labeling in APEC economies Program enhancement for several existing appliance labeling programs
India Energy Conservation and Commercialization II Project USAID Demand savings of 17 MW, with potential savings of 300 MW across Karnataka
India Implementing Public Sector EE Project via Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) World Bank Energy efficiency projects implemented in 6 public sector buildings in 3 states
Lao PDR DSM/EE Project – Phases I and II World Bank 10% reduction in energy consumption in rural households
Malawi EE Lighting Project UK Department for International Development 51 – 65 MW peak demand savings, allowing connection of 18,500 new customers to existing electricity grid
Myanamar Development of the National Energy Efficiency Policy, Strategy and Roadmap ADB Energy security for sustainable economic development in Myanmar
Pacific Islands Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific - Phase 2 (PEEP2) ADB Reduction of energy consumption in the residential, commercial and public sectors and establishment of policy frameworks for reduction of fossil fuel imports
Philippines Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP) ADB Estimated savings of 248 MW demand and 321 GWh annual energy consumption
Sri Lanka Implementation of Energy Efficiency Policy Initiatives ADB Development of roadmap for the promotion of quality energy efficient lighting technologies
Thailand Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency Measures in Thai Municipalities (MEET) ADB 50% reduction in average energy consumption in public lighting; and expansion of LED street lighting to other municipalities
Vietnam Implementation of National EE Program ADB Cost effective investment of US$100 million identified in 5 cement and 2 steel plants
Vietnam Demand Side Management (DSM) Phase 2 Program World Bank 120 MW of peak demand reduction; 3,000 GWh of cumulative energy savings over 3 years (2004-2007); and reduction of 0.6 million tons of CO2

In Cambodia, where electricity prices are among the highest in Asia, imported diesel is still the main fuel used for power generation, particularly in rural areas. As a result, low-income households have limited access to energy, which is a significant impediment to their economic prosperity. With support from the World Bank, IIEC implemented the Renewable Energy Promotion and Awareness Project to raise awareness about RE through television and radio advertisements and nationwide events in rural areas, leading to installation of 12,000 solar home systems in 7 provinces in Cambodia. IIEC conducted an assessment of RE stakeholders for scalable project investments, and stimulated discussions and workshops on rural RE opportunities among local commercial banks, rural electricity enterprises, and the Rural Electrification Fund (REF).

Benefits of Using Solar Lights in Cambodia

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System in Cambodia

Finding the most effective funding mechanism for RE has been a major challenge in the Philippines. As an implementer of the New and Renewable Energy and Livelihood Support Project, IIEC designed and piloted a risk-sharing funding mechanism in the province of Palawan to support RE. A portfolio of partial risk sharing guarantee funds was pilot tested to promote the commercialization of solar home systems. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly funded the project.
Under the Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP), the use of LEDs in solar home systems was piloted in 223 households in off-grid areas of Aklan, Antique, Palawan, and Davao. The project scope included the procurement, installation and performance monitoring of the solar home systems, and resulted in an estimated 10,704 liters of avoided kerosene use per year.

Solar LED Public Lighting in Off-Grid Areas in the Philippines

IIEC developed a Scalable Program for the Productive Use of Methane from the Dairy Industry with funding from US EPA. Our team managed the project development process with three dairies in India, as well as the regulatory process of tariff setting. IIEC also helped install electricity generation equipment (micro-turbine and internal combustion engines) to enable the dairies to utilize the methane from the wastewater systems. Furthermore, we set up a large-scale distributed generation program for the dairy industry in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and state agencies involved in the promotion of RE technologies in various states of India.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

IIEC, in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, implemented the Market Development for Solar Thermal Applications in Thailand (Soltherm Thailand) Project to revive the solar thermal market in Thailand. IIEC collaborated with the industry to strengthen its capacity and diversify its market segments in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The project resulted in the formation of the Thai Solar Thermal Association and the launch of government subsidies for solar thermal technology.
Implementation of Photovoltaic (PV) Standardization, Certification and Labeling for Thailand Project – under the European Union (EU)-Small Project Facility fund – led to harmonization of test standards across European and Thai solar industries, and to cooperation between respective test laboratories. For this project, IIEC carried out research and analysis of the solar PV industry, and provided technical assistance for incorporating International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards in the Thai PV standards, as well as recommendations for the development of a Thai PV quality label.

Survey of Solar Thermal Systems in Hotels in Thailand

The Technical Committee Participated in the IEC Meeting

Our Achievements at a Glance

Country Project Funding Agency Impacts
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam Solar Water Heater Market Assessment UNEP Strengthened market development of solar water heaters in 5 countries
Cambodia Renewable Energy Promotion and Awareness Project World Bank 12,000 Solar Home Systems installed successfully and supporting promotional materials designed
India Solar Thermal Market Development (various projects) BASF, USAID, UNEP Solar thermal market developed for residential, commercial and industrial sectors
India Assessment of the Potential to Capture Methane from Distillery and Winery Waste (M2M) US EPA Assessed distillery and winery waste in India and potential methane capture
India Productive Use of Methane in Indian Dairies USAID Installed methane capture technologies in Indian dairy farms
Philippines Green Independent Power Producer World Bank / IFC Developed business plan for power aggregation (including a framework for trading in the Philippines Wholesale Electricity Spot Market) that can be adopted by any prospective renewable energy company
Philippines Energy Production from Biomass Materials NZAID 1.5 MW biomass power plant on-stream for feasibility and investment packaging
Philippines Green Energy Rating Program under the Philippine Capacity Building to Remove Barriers to Renewable Energy Development (CBRED) Project UNDP / GEF Institutionalisation of the Green Energy Rating Program; provided mechanism to award and incentivize active project developers and end-users for participation in successful RE projects
Philippines LED Solar Home Systems ADB Off-grid supply to 223 households – reduced kerosene use by 10,700 liters/year
Thailand Market Development for Solar Thermal Applications in Thailand EU Initiation of an assessment of solar thermal in commercial application project by a government agency; and Development of the Thai Solar Thermal Association
Thailand Photovoltaic Standardization, Certification, and Labeling for Thailand EU Formation of the Thai Technical Committee on Photovoltaics and the adoption of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards
Thailand Policy Research for the Promotion of R&D in RE and EE in Thailand Thai Research Foundation Policy recommendations and R&D priorities for the Thai government

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