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Promoting Innovation for Accelerating Energy Efficiency

Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment(FLCTD)

The main objective of FLCTD is to identify, demonstrate, and deploy low carbon technologies, and ultimately establish a low carbon innovation system. This 5-year project aims to promote innovation of low-carbon technologies and its deployment in industrial and other related sectors of the Indian economy. The project conducts annual 'Innovation Challenge' competitions that identify innovative low carbon technologies and solutions to improve efficient end-use of energy, which in turn will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the long run. The project will promote the deployment of winning technologies through financial and mentoring support.

CII is an implementation partner and is providing technical support for implementing project activities. Key activities include awareness programme, implementation support, and technical support. During the first cycle, an innovation challenge was conducted in three areas - Waste Heat Recovery, Pumping Systems, and Space Conditioning.

Under the first innovation cycle,13 technologies were selected for deployment support (financial support of USD 50,000/technology) in the industrial sector. Many of the selected technologies are in an early stage of innovation and development, and can help in reducing GHG emissions substantially from various industrial operations.

Duration: 2018-Present

Funders and Supporters: BEE, GEF,& UNIDO

Capacity Building of DISCOMs in South India on DSM

The objective of the programme is capacity building of DISCOMs for carrying out load management, development of DSM action plan, and implementation of DSM activities in their respective areas, thereby reducing peak electricity demand. This programme will help in the integration of these activities with the activities managed by the DISCOMs for Demand Side Management. This will also help in capacity building of DISCOMs and development of various mechanisms to promote DSM in their respective States.

CII is the Project Management Consultant for 14 DISCOMs in South Zone, and is providing knowledge/ technical support for implementing DSM activities. Key activities include preparation of training modules, conducting load research and market survey, preparation of DSM action plan, training programmes for creating master trainers, and training circle-level officials.

More than 1,200 DISCOM officials will be trained through 40 training programmes on Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency. The project will also result in the preparation of DSM action plan for eight new DISCOMs, and the implementation of DSM measures in six DISCOMs in the South Zone. The load research study and market survey carried out in the eight DISCOMs will help in load proper forecasting, and implementation of DSM measures in various consumer categories.

Duration: 2019-Present

Funders and Supporters: BEE, State Designated Agency

Market-Based Mechanisms for Reducing GHG Emissions in Indian MSMEs

The project was supported by The World Bank under their 'Partnership for Market Readiness' programme. The objective of the project was to develop a roadmap for designing and piloting a new Market-Based Mechanisms (MBMs) for GHG reduction in the MSME sector, support the scaling up of existing policies and programmes, explore design convergence with the new MBMs, and explore potential links with PAT scheme. Key activities were: scoping of MSME sector, identifying sector-specific requirements, policy mapping and identification of sector-suitable policy package,and the identification of suitable MBM for MSME sector based on various aspects such as emissions profile, contribution to NDC, existing policies, mitigation options, incentive structures, and suitability for national circumstances.

In addition to the above, the team also proposed design elements of MBMs and developed a detailed action plan to pilot MBM. As part of the project, five MBMs were designed and suggested to The World Bank and MoEFCC for further consideration and review.

Duration: 2018-2019

Funders and Supporters: The World Bank

Facilitation of Energy Efficiency in the Indian Railways

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is working with Indian Railways to improve energy efficiency in their various production and workshop units. CII is currently supporting the implementation of energy efficiency measures in six production units and four workshops of the Indian Railways, with the intent of meeting future PAT targets in the short-medium term, and to develop energy efficient system for Indian Railways in long-term.

Key activities include Energy Management Programme to identify energy efficiency opportunities, capacity development programmes for new and emerging technologies and energy management, facilitation of energy efficiency project implementation, collating of best practices, and awarding the best performing units for their achievements in energy efficiency improvement.

More than 250 energy efficiency improvement opportunities were identified, and in a short period of time, these units achieved savings of INR 72 million, with an investment of INR 100 million.

Duration: 2016 - Present

Funders and Supporters: SSEF

The India Sweden Innovations' Accelerator (ISIA)

The India Sweden Innovations' Accelerator (ISIA) programme aims to promote the sustainable business of renewable energy and energy efficiency between India and Sweden. It covers the whole chain of innovations within the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

It is a platform for building much-needed bridges towards joint innovation research development and deployment, which answer shared needs, and are of mutual benefit.

Therefore, the Innovations' Accelerator targets innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, as well as established business actors and institutions, which share the vision of leveraging the potential in new and renewable energy solutions.

As part of the programme, CII is facilitating B2B meetings between Swedish and Indian companies. Many workshops, meetings, and webinars have been organised to accelerate innovations in green economy, energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, etc.

Partners: Swedish Energy Agency and Business Sweden

Status: Ongoing

Cement Sector Energy Efficiency Benchmarking Study

Under the Programmatic Framework Project for Energy Efficiency (EE) in MSMEs,CII identifieda need to develop a methodology, which can be followed uniformly by all energy auditing agencies, and can later be adopted by MSMEs for their internal evaluation of energy efficiency, cleaner production and lean manufacturing areas.

The solution for standardisation and to maintain uniformity for audits was to develop and maintain a mobile application andweb-based system for conducting Resource Efficiency Audits, Detailed Project Report (DPR) generation, implementation support, and Measurement & Verification (M&V) on an end-to-end basis. The purpose of the mobile application andweb-based system was to have standardisation, digitalisation, real-time monitoring, and automatic report generation in a structured format. CII, in partnership with Geo-Stat, developed a mobile app for resource efficiency audit (energy, lean manufacturing, and cleaner production). The mobile appand web-based system has many unique features, such as geo-tagging, time-stamped photos, online report generation, and a dashboard for the perusal of the project management agency.

To develop the app, CII carried out mapping of cluster-based equipment, development of equipment-wise technical assessment datasheets, work flow in app, and provided technical support during operation and training to various energy auditing firms.CII also developedlean manufacturing and cleaner production assessment datasheets, final report formats, etc.

The mobile application and web-based system have 15 predefined equipment, with more than 200 pre-programmed resource efficiency improvement opportunities, which are calculated automatically once the operating data is entered for the equipment.

Duration: 2018-2019

Funders and Supporters: Small Industrial Development Bank of India (SIDBI)