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Rob Pratt, Chairman of the IIEC Board of Directors, recently announced the appointment of Felix Gooneratne as the Institute’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Felix will assume the overall management responsibility for the IIEC’s operations worldwide, having served the Institute since 2001 as the Asia Director based in Bangkok with responsibility for the management of IIEC offices in India, Philippines and Thailand. In 2006, after the successful completion of the USAID funded ECO II Project in India where Felix was the Team Leader, his efforts focussed on expanding the network of projects of IIEC-Asia. During the recent years, IIEC-Asia has expanded to several countries in Asia, Pacific and Africa including Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Kenya, Mauritius, Lebanon and the Pacific Islands.


IIEC - South Asia OperationsThe IIEC-India operations are currently undergoing major restructuring to meet the challenges and project opportunities in South Asia. The relocation of the office in Pune to Mumbai has been completed and is in the process of establishing a corporate office in New Delhi to manage business in South Asia.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sanjay Dube as Director, South Asia. Sanjay was with IIEC during 2001 – 2006 and in his new role will structure the operations in South Asia. Sanjay has over 25 years of experience in planning, management and implementation of energy and climate change programs in India and South East Asia. Sanjay has managed a number of large energy and environment programs funded by different national and international agencies. He has served as Chief of Party for USAID funded "Partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment (PACE-D) Project". Prior to that Sanjay worked as Vice President with Emergent Ventures International and headed their Sustainability and Climate Value Advisory Business Practice. From 2006 to 2010, Sanjay headed the Energy Efficiency & Climate Change Practice at ICF International in New Delhi.


We are also pleased to announce the recent hiring of following key staff at IIEC's Mumbai office:

Ameya Udgaonkar has been engaged as a Senior Energy Specialist and will be located at IIEC office in Mumbai. Ameya holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the San Diego State University, California and has been in the energy consulting sector in both India and USA. His expertise is in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy standards and labelling, energy policy and regulations, demand forecasting and econometric analysis. He was with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New Delhi from May 2011 to November 2013 holding the position of Senior Consultant since March 2013.



Amit Tripathi has been engaged as an Energy Specialistand is located in IIEC office in Mumbai. Amit’s areas expertise is in the fields of the HVAC andEnvironment industry in India. He was the Manager, Strategy & Business Development for Terracon Ecotech Ltd (Mumbai) in the field of environment, ecosystem services / biodiversity and clean technology. He was also a Project Engineer at Daikin Airconditioning Ltd (Hyderabad).


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Under the Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific – Phase 2 (PEEP2) Project, funded by the Asian Development Bank, the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) is tasked with the development and conduct of energy audit training programs for local experts in each of the Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) covered under PEEP2 - Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.

The overall objective of the training program is to build capacity of local professionals with the necessary energy auditing skill sets enabling them to provide continuous support to the government departments, building owners, industries and households.Therefore, in addition to the walk-through energy audit training conducted in 2012, IIEC will be carrying out a series of detailed energy audit training workshops from July 2013 to April 2014 in the 5 PDMCs. The first workshops will focus on Module 1 (Walk-Through Energy Audit), and Module 2 (Technical and Financial Evaluation). The second workshops will focus on Module 3 (Contracting, Project Management, and Measurement & Verification of Energy Efficiency Projects) and Module 4 (Detailed Energy Audit – Investment Grade Audit).The Module 1 and 2 workshops were already successfully held from July to October 2013 in the five PDMCs, as shown in the photographs below. The workshops were kindly supported by the PEEP2 implementing agencies in each respective country.

  Attendees of the Energy Audit Training in Tonga (top left), Samoa (top right), Papua New Guinea (middle left),
Cook Islands (middle right) and Vanuatu (bottom)

For more information on the PEEP2 Project, please visit the project website on or contact
David Morgado - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On June 2013, IIEC delivered a detailed three-day and a half technical training workshop on Standards and Labeling (S&L) to key implementers in Kenya. This followed from an introductory S&L training held by IIEC in May 2013 for policymakers.

This project was part of the on-going national Standards and Labelling Programme, which is a 5 year initiative designed to remove barriers to market transformation of energy efficient products and services in Kenya. The program is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support from the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.

The training covered mainly the testing procedures, performance standards and certification for:

  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Fluorescent Tubes,
  • Domestic and Commercial Refrigerators,
  • Air Conditioners,
  • Three-phase Electric Induction Motors.

It also included a visit to the Kenya Bureau of Standards Light Testing Facility to fully understand the current performance and safety testing procedures undertaken for Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) in Kenya.Overall, there was a total of 43 attendees including staff from the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development (MOIED), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya Power, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA), the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

  Attendees of the S&L Training delivered by IIEC in June 2013 (above) and visit to the KEBS Light Testing Facility in Nairobi (bottom)

For further information, please contact David Morgado - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP) in Malawi exceeded the initial project objectives in terms of peak demand savings. Direct feeder measurements in the three regions recorded savings of 65 MW (representing 20% of the current demand) during the morning peak period and 51 MW during the evening peak as shown in the figure below.

  Pre and Post Installation monitoring of the EELP in Malawi highlighting savings achieved

The figures are based on the impact of around 940,000 Compact Fluorescent Lamps (out of a 2 million program) that were directly installed in households replacing existing incandescent bulbs. The estimated energy savings of 62 GWh/year is sufficient for the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) to connect an additional 18,850 new customers to the grid based on a weighted average of low, medium and high consumption customer categories. A survey of participating customers showed electricity savings of 30% resulting from the program that covered all residential and small enterprises nationwide.

The program is ongoing with retailers selling Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) procured under the project to the private sector at discounted prices with the aim of transforming the market from low quality to high quality CFLs with warranties. To ensure sustainability a policy was developed for the phase-out of Incandescent Bulbs and introduction of minimum energy performance standards (MEPs) for CFLs.The Energy Efficient Lighting Program was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and designed and implemented by IIEC.
  IIEC undertaking the Energy Efficient Lighting Program in Malawi

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