Making the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Sector More Energy Efficient

Date : April 14, 2022

As engines of economic growth, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in India’s economy. SMEs contribute to around 45% of the country’s manufacturing output and are growing at a rapid pace. The energy savings potential from the SME sector is pegged at more than 15%. This could potentially translate to 3.5 Million ToE. Shakti is prioritizing several strategic, policy regula...

Energy Efficiency with Internet of Things (IoT)

Date : April 14, 2022

The Internet of Things, popularly known as IoT, is an emerging disruptive technology that transforms the way physical objects and assets operate and add value in any industry vertical. India has become a rapidly growing hub for IoT solutions. It is estimated that the Indian market for IoT is likely to touch USD 15 billion in the next five years. On the policy front, the the Smart Cities Mission an...

Advancing Building Energy Efficiency in India

Date : April 14, 2022

India’s rising population coupled with rapid urbanization will augment the demand for newer buildings in the country. According to estimates, India’s building sector is forecasted to grow fivefold from 2005-30. This will translate into creating a similar sectoral energy demand which currently accounts for almost 33% of total energy consumption in India. To tackle this emerging challenge, India...

Low-GWP Readiness: Training and Certification of Servicing Sector Technicians

Date : April 13, 2022

Better living standards, disposable income and need for cooling have led to increase in the uptake of Residential Air Conditioners (RAC), Commercial Air-Conditioners (CAC), as well as Mobile Air Conditioners (MAC). Due to rise in the demand of cooling equipment, the market for servicing these appliances have also increased rapidly. Currently there are about 200,000 service technicians in the stati...

Implementing ICAP: Developing Optimal Cooling Pathways for India

Date : April 13, 2022

The India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), launched by the Ozone Cell of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) in order to address the status and future scope of cooling and refrigeration demand, provides a long-term policy road-map for addressing India’s vast and unmet cooling demand in a sustainable manner with minimal environmental and socio-economic impact. However, with i...

PAT Pulse: A Briefing Paper Series on the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) Scheme

Date : January 19, 2022

The Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme is a market-based scheme designed to encourage energy efficiency in energy intensive industrial subsectors. The first phase of the PAT scheme concluded in March 2015, and the second phase began in April 2016. This briefing paper series provides a comprehensive analysis of the PAT scheme, drawing from evidence-based market assessments and robust stakeholde...

Informing India’s Stance on the Global Phase-Down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Date : January 19, 2022

In October 2016, India along with nearly 200 other countries adopted an agreement in Kigali, Rwanda to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). India agreed to move forward its proposed freeze year by three years from 2031 to 2028 and its proposed baseline by four years from 2028-2030 to 2024-2026. Efforts facilitated by Shakti have informed India’s stance on the global phasedown of HFCs...

PAT Pulse: A Briefing Paper Series on the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) Scheme

Date : January 19, 2022

The Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme is a market-based scheme designed to encourage energy efficiency in energy intensive industrial subsectors. The first phase of the PAT scheme concluded in March 2015, and the second phase began in April 2016. This briefing paper series provides a comprehensive analysis of the PAT scheme, drawing from evidence-based market assessments and robust stakeholde...

Energy Efficiency Through ESCOs

Date : January 17, 2022

The growing energy deficit coupled with fluctuating global energy prices has led to greater focus on energy efficiency. One of the most important ways to realize energy efficiency potential in industries is through Energy Services Companies (ESCOs), which implement energy efficiency projects though Energy Savings Performance Contracting. ESCO-based projects can help launch large-scale energy proje...

Sustainable and Smart Space Cooling Coalition

Date : January 17, 2022

India is at the cusp of an exponential growth in the air-conditioner (AC) market. The growing demand for cooling will lead to a significant increase in overall energy demand for space cooling, stress on the electricity grid and more emissions. The criticality of addressing India’s escalating demand for cooling energy cannot be overstated, particularly against the backdrop of its global climate c...