IT equipment in government establishments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) consumed approximately 2.2 billion kWh in FY14. This is expected to increase to 2.36 billion kWh in FY19. This report has captured the current ICT procurement practices followed by government establishments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). It has highlighted the need for energy efficiency based ICT procurement and includes policy recommendations on public procurement of energy efficient IT products in government agencies and PSUs. An IT procurement tool was also developed under this project.
This reports presents an analysis of the SME landscape in India and the operations of four SME clusters in north India. It describes some of the key challenges that inhibit the proliferation of energy efficient best practices, and recommendations to address these challenges. In addition, a decision support tool has been developed to help SME units take informed decisions to improve efficiency in their operations.
The new paper attempts to identify the most optimal financing routes to unlock the identified potential. Based on high level stakeholder engagement and industry analysis, it identifies two key determinants of overall financing patterns: the size of the company as well as its willingness to contribute to the overall financing of energy efficiency. It suggests that cross-cutting technologies across industries have maximum potential under the ESCO model. It also identifies better financing routes for the Chlor-Alkali and Aluminum sector, and the Cement and Fertilizer sector.
With increasing resource scarcity and increasing competition, Indian manufacturing industries would necessarily need to keep up with the global advancements. Towards this, Internet of Things (IoT) would act as a key enabler in smart manufacturing - the next big leap influencing energy efficiency. In this issue of PAT Pulse we have explored the prevalence, drivers, business case and key challenges for IoT based Smart Manufacturing (SM) solutions in Indian industry. The issue also provides updates on PAT cycle 2 sectors and targets as announced by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). It also provides a brief snapshot of key news and events in the industrial energy efficiency domain.
This issue captures the sector-wise and overall investment potential of energy efficiency in India. It also provides critical information about the terms and conditions associated with the ESCerts market and other policy movements. Additionally, it lists promising and innovative ideas in the energy efficiency space which have already been successfully tested elsewhere.
PAT pulse is a briefing paper series developed on India’s Perform Achieve and Trade scheme. The first issue captures the findings of the survey conducted amongst designated consumers, updates on proposed amendments, along with a timeline for widening the scheme. It also covers innovative solutions including IoT (Internet of Things) driven Smart Energy Analytics Systems, automated cleaning of condenser and heat exchanger tubes and wireless occupancy sensors etc., which are expected to improve energy efficiency in industries.
This case study highlights how some of India’s cement industries have improved energy efficiency, cut costs and reduced emissions, by using energy efficiency technologies. The case study is designed to share successful energy efficient technologies that can be easily replicated in other cement plants. It provides an overview and best practices selected by a panel of Industry representatives, technology suppliers and sector experts.
With the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme almost in its second phase, there is a need for information that can help the Industry make an informed transition to more energy-efficient operations. It is anticipated that the case study will facilitate knowledge sharing amongst these key stakeholders, and also support the efforts to realise the targets of the PAT scheme.
This report assesses national policies pertaining to resource efficiency in the urban built environment and their linkages in four thematic areas of energy, water, transport and land. Currently under the aegis of multiple governance structures – the report identifies 27 policies enforced by 6 different ministries and the various instruments of urban planning at which these policies are applicable. This complexity highlights the need to align targets and goals of various policies with appropriate governance structures and policy instruments to enable effective implementation.
The report provides a comprehensive overview of the global knowledge base on Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect to identify critical impact parameters and the extent of their impacts. It also reviews various policy initiatives being implemented internationally to assess the policy response for mitigating UHI effect. Based on this analysis, a descriptive model is developed mapping the interrelationships and impacts of urban development parameters on UHI effect to identify possible policy instruments for mitigation.
The research insights highlight the necessity for greater understanding of the magnitude of the urban heat island effect for development of appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies.