PAT Pulse – January 2016

Sector Energy Efficiency
Grantee Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy
Year 2016

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.

Tagged Under PAT Scheme, Energy Efficiency, Updates, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Green Industries, cap and trade scheme

  • Energy efficiency in public procurement of IT hardware
  • 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.

  • PAT Pulse – Compendium 2016
  • The PAT Pulse Compendium encapsulates the key findings of the research done across four thematic areas – analysis of PAT cycle 1 and the key learnings, sizing the investment potential of industrial energy efficiency, potential financing frameworks in industrial energy efficiency and innovations in smart manufacturing. The report also highlights some of the latest national and global technologies and innovations in the area of energy efficiency that have demonstrated their reliability successfully.

  • An Energy Efficiency Strategy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) – Vision 2025
  • 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.

  • PAT Pulse- September 2016
  • 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.

  • PAT Pulse – June 2016
  • 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.

  • PAT Pulse – May 2016
  • 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.

  • Case study booklet on Energy Efficient Technologies in Cement Industry
  • 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.

  • Status Review of Efficiency in the Urban Built Environment
  • 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.

  • Scoping Study for Policy Initiatives to Minimize Urban Heat Island effect
  • 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.

Energy Efficiency
Climate Policy
  • Policy research

    India must progress its climate actions in harmony with achieving its development priorities. A wide spectrum of policy choices are available, however, their institutional, financial and technical implications as well as trade-offs and co-benefits need to be thoroughly evaluated and understood so that policymakers are able take informed decisions.>>

  • Policy analysis to inform India’s position on an HFC phase down agreement

    At Kigali, India displayed leadership and flexibility by announcing several important measures to phase down HFCs. Given this important development, Shakti is supporting several efforts to enable a more informed policy discourse on this transition.>>

  • Brick kilns & resource efficient materials

    Shakti supports efforts to promote cleaner technologies by brick makers and to enhance the market penetration of cleaner and resource efficient building materials.>>

  • International climate negotiations

    A close tracking of international climate negotiations is essential to assess their implications for India. For this, Shakti supports activities to track international climate deliberations and inform decision makers on the actions that India should take to effectively deliver on its climate commitments.>>

  • Improving finance for clean energy access in India

    Shakti commissioned this program to improve access to capital for Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) enterprises in India.>>