Energy Efficiency
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Service Area

Energy Efficiency

Project Title

Energy Conservation and Commercialization II (ECO-II) Project




Maharashtra Government

Project Funding Agency

US AID and Government of India

Project Duration

Start Date

Dec 2004

Scheduled Completion

Dec 2005

Project Description and Summary of Services






ECO-II   was  part of USAID's strategic objective of Improved Access to Clean Energy and Water.  It  provided the Government of India and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) with the necessary technical assistance and training support to implement portions  of its DSM and Building Codes Action Plan.  

This project was implemented using  USAID’s core values – customer focus, teamwork, results oriented, empowerment and accountability. It required  hands-on technical assistance and training support in DSM and Building Codes.  The project was tasked to:

  • Identified the potential state level economic and fiscal benefits form the creation of an Energy Conservation Fund
  • Reviewed the features and characteristics of state-level energy conservation funds established in the U.S. and several other countries
  • Defined the options for creating and Energy Conservation Fund in Maharashtra
  • Reviewed the options for financing energy efficiency projects using the Fund
  • Identified options for Fund management and administration

Services Provided:

  • Reviewed the relevant literature of the relationship of the power sector to the state economy, the subsidies provided by the state to the power industry and the rising fiscal deficits and debt at the state level
  • Identified and reviewed state energy conservation funds established in other countries
  • Defined the various options for establishing an EC Fund in Maharashtra
  • Defined and assessed the various options for developing financing mechanisms using the EC Fund
  • Identified and reviewed the various options for fund management and administration

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