Facility for International Cooperation for
Inclusive & Sustainable Industrial Development

Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in selected micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) clusters in India

Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in selected micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) clusters in India

Context

The project aims to develop and promote a market environment for introducing energy efficient technologies, and enhance the use of renewable energy technologies in process applications in five sectors - ceramic production, hand tool production, foundries, brass production, and dairy production, in a total of 23 MSME clusters. The goal is to improve the productivity and competitiveness of units, reduce the overall carbon emissions and improve the local environment.

Activities

The project works at cluster levels as well as at the policy level to achieve its aim with the following components:

  1. Increase capacity of suppliers of energy efficiency/renewable energy product suppliers/service providers/finance providers.
  2. Increase the level of end-use demand and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and practices by MSMEs
  3. Scale up the project to a national level.
  4. Strengthen policy, institutional and decision-making frameworks.

Expected Impact

It is envisaged that the project interventions will reduce energy usage per unit of product, improve the productivity and competitiveness of units, thereby reducing the overall carbon emissions and improving the local environment.

Partners

Donor: Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Others Partners
  1. Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Project Duration:

October 2011 – June 2022