Sustainable Urban Development
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Project Name

Market assessment and mapping of international solar developers and financing institutions for large scale solar deployment in Indian Railways

Name of Client

UNDP

Country

India

Project Location within country

 

Source of Financing

UNDP

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

9th April 2018

Completion Date

10th May 2018

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project aims to demonstrate the technical, regulatory and financial feasibility of large-scale solar projects implemented on Indian Railways (IR) owned land, feeding into their transaction network and thereby reducing IR’s energy cost through long-term agreements to purchase low-cost solar power.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:
The scope of the assignment will focus on the international market and will cover:

  1. Identification of various categories of international players for technology transfer, technology demonstrations, financing, undertaking technical studies and assistance and project management support, including Solar Panel manufacturing, Balance of Plant (BOP), developer services (includes EPC), grid integration services, legal services, and financial services.
  2. Identifying entry points for international investors for large scale solar deployment.
  3. Developing business case(s) for international players to promote the technology transfer, financing of projects and to establish long term partnerships where the conditions for providing operations and management (O&M) and long-term support for the management of projects.

Project Name

Accelerating Adoption of Sustainable Thermal Comfort for Transition towards Energy and Climate Resilient Cities in India

Name of Client

UNDP

Country

India

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

UNDP

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

18th April 2018

Completion Date

11th May 2018

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project aims to accelerate the adoption of sustainable thermal comfort for the transition towards energy and climate-resilient cities in India. IIEC was responsible to carry out an assessment regarding ongoing policies and programs as well as efforts being made by different agencies and the private sector for bringing energy efficiency in the cooling of buildings and development of the National Cooling Action Plan.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  1. Research and assessment of policies and program related to thermal comfort and increasing cooling load of buildings in India
  2. Formulate outcomes, outputs, and activities for reducing the need for active air conditioning, establishing an ECBC compliance system and build institutional capacity to operationalize ECBC 2017, showcase advance cooling technologies, develop a framework for the transformation of the market to advance low energy and low carbon cooling strategies.
  3. Develop GEF 7 compliant Project Identification Form (PIF) for the project titled “Accelerating Adoption of Sustainable Thermal Comfort for Transition towards Energy and Climate Resilient Cities in India”

Project Name

Reducing air pollution in India’s industrial clusters through smart energy management

Name of Client

UN Environment

Country

India

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

UN Environment

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

11 February 2019

Completion Date

On-going

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The main objective of the project is improving understanding among government, industrial, and utility partners of the linkages between air quality and utility/industrial energy management; demonstrating the potential for reducing air pollution levels to achieve multiple health-related and economic benefits through smart management of utility operations and industrial energy use; and developing a methodology for attracting bundled private finance for these clean energy solutions.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Coordinate outreach and convene a launch event/planning workshop with key partners in Gujarat and Odisha to develop a detailed workplan and timeline for carrying out the overall project- including air quality monitoring, emission inventories and analyses, health impact analysis, smart energy management, and financing activities.
  • Initiate air quality related activities by collecting available emission data (both monitored and modeled), and developing and testing methodology for assessing changes in local atmospheric concentrations of pollutants in the target areas, attributing the changes in concentrations to the specific measures (i.e. interventions) undertaken through the project, and estimating the health-related and economic benefits of these air quality improvements.
  • Complete final report to stakeholders and Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) demonstrating impact (DI) reporting including CCAC DI indicators and associated data collection questionnaire/initiative reporting template.

Project Name

SAPCC Strengthening: Developing a Common Monitoring and Evaluation and Impact Assessment Framework in Bihar and Kerala

Name of Client

Oxford Policy Management

Country

India

Project Location within country

Bihar and Kerala States

Source of Financing

Oxford Policy Management

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

June 2018

Completion Date

September 2018

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The main objective of the project is to help select governments to manage its response to climate change in a comprehensive manner for the specific initiatives under the State Action Plan for Climate Change (SAPCC) and their contribution towards achieving the NDC and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The immediate objectives are to align the SAPCCs to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and to help develop M&E tools and approaches specific and targeted to each state, to help them plan, monitor and manage the implementation of SAPCCs better. Learning from these state-level experiences will be consolidated and broadened to serve as a general Monitoring and Evaluation Framework that serves the needs and interests of all locations in the region (and beyond).

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  • Conduct consultation workshops in State level
  • Develop a concept note based on a review of existing M&E efforts underway in India and beyond
  • Develop SAPCC M&E frameworks

Project Name

The India Energy Productivity Roadmap

Name of Client

MacArthur Foundation

Country

India

Project Location within country

Nationwide

Source of Financing

Climate Works Foundation

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

September 2017

Completion Date

October 2019

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
IIEC has been assigned a project to build momentum and capacity in India to improve (and ultimately double) the country’s energy productivity—i.e., the amount of economic output per unit of energy consumed. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), which was established to implement the EC Act, is implementing national-level energy efficiency programs in the residential, municipal, building, industrial, agricultural and commercial sectors. The project will support the BEE’s efforts in India – as well share international experience in developing national energy productivity plans and the strong collaboration between the Indian and U.S. governments – to provide a pathway to doubling India’s energy productivity in order to help meet India’s energy, climate, and economic goals. The project will carry out economic and environmental analyses to quantify the expected benefits (e.g., energy and cost savings, reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and improved energy access) of achieving the goal.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  1. The project team will form a high-level Commission led by BEE and involving the Indian Ministry of Power, the Ministry of Urban Development, selected state-level and city-level policymakers, CII, and individual corporate leaders, and international public and private sector thought leaders on energy productivity to collaboratively develop the National Energy Productivity Policy Roadmap (“Roadmap”).
  2. Carry out economic and environmental analyses to quantify India’s baseline energy productivity at a national and sectoral level, account for existing and planned energy efficiency policies and programs, and calculate the expected benefits of doubling India’s energy productivity.
  3. Based on this analysis, the project will develop the Roadmap for doubling India’s energy productivity, which will include a set of specific recommendations for public and private leaders to undertake
  4. Seek inputs from government and corporate leaders on completion of the draft roadmap.
  5. Convene a national level workshop to publicize and share the findings, conclusions, and recommendations with government and corporate leaders.
  6. Provide capacity building and direct technical support to two state governments to create tailored State Action Plans for implementing the recommended policies and programs.