GIZ internal sector network TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia) invited proposals during May 2020 for innovative and feasible ideas from its working groups (WGs), for implementation under the innovation fund. In response to the call, 7 proposals were submitted by different WGs and were voted by TUEWAS members. Amidst intense competition, the project concept of Energy Efficiency Working Group has been adjudged the joint best with another project idea that falls within transport and environment WG.
The project titled “Introducing a facility in-house mechanism to trigger energy efficiency behaviour among industrial consumers through online support to increase the productivity and mitigate carbon emission” would receive EUR 25,000, to form small EE WGs in selected industrial enterprises of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Vietnam. Each country would select 3 industries with around 5 participants per industry, including an energy manager, totaling to 60 participants, to be coached by an international expert in online platform. At the end of the coaching, the energy managers along with his team members would be able to identify the energy efficiency measures at their facilities, draft an action plan and learn how to convince their top managements to spearhead implementation of the plan to improve energy efficiency and stimulate behavioral change within the facilities, leading to emission reductions in the medium term. Local consultants would also be appointed in each participating country to clearly transfer the knowledge to the participants as per local needs.
On successful implementation of the project, the results would be shared within the projects of the participating countries and therefore, there is potential for replication in the same sector or designing similar projects in other sectors.
From Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (REEEP II), Mr. Shafiqul Alam, Senior Advisor coordinates the EE WG activities from GIZ Bangladesh. Ms. Ananya Rubayat also contributes to the WG.