ADB funded project with Econolar International, Load research program for CEB and LECO. A pilot to train CEB personnel on an island wide load research program. It included end-use patterns of air conditioning, lighting, refrigerators, motors, fans.
Funded by the World Bank for the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development. Program also identified the potential for renewable energy and reviewed financing mechanisms to meet increase load and development of smart green buildings.
ESI was involved in developing an institutional structure for rural energy and EE project implementation incorporating regulatory, utility and consumer requirements. Extensive discussions with key stakeholders, utility and regulatory personnel were conducted in developing an institutional framework acceptable to all for program implementation in Yemen. The Government of Yemen used the action plan to overcome power shortage in the country. Impact evaluation initiative is also planned.
The task concentrates on the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Policy Initiatives. The overall objective of this project is to pilot test efficient lighting technologies in the residential sector and to prepare application guidelines for a large scale sustainable residential energy efficiency program. The Executing Agency for this project in Sri Lanka is the Ministry of Power and Energy (MOPE) and the Implementing Agency is the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) of Sri Lanka. The TA project was implemented by the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) and EnergySolve International (Pvt) Ltd (ESI). The specific activities include in-Depth Knowledge of current Lighting and EE Awareness in Residential Sector through the conduct of a comprehensive survey targeting all customer segments; comprehensive Lighting Product Survey Report based on international and national best practices and applications; determination of affordable EE Lighting Products suitable for Sri Lanka based on field trials of around 2000 households; development of EE Lighting Products Application Guidelines tailored to all customer segments; preparation of a distribution Plan for the Lighting Products Application Guidelines for the residential sector; development of National Policy for EE Lighting and Roadmap for large scale dissemination and development of Lamp Waste Management Strategy and Plan to ensure safe disposal of lighting products and minimizing mercury contamination.
ESI has conducted survey in Sri Lanka for ADB funded EE household light project during 2012 and 2013. This included two surveys – baseline survey and post installation survey to identify lighting end-use consumption patterns before and after the installation of pilot lamps. In addition to these, our senior resource person, Mahendra Jayalath designed the first load research survey for Sri Lanka in 1999/2000 under ESD project, a project funded by the World Bank. He was also involved in the design of two surveys for Yemen (2010) and for Nepal (2011).
Established a DSM program for municipal street lighting with SMEC International. Program included the establishment of ESCOs within CEB and LECO who could develop a cost effective DSM program municipal street lighting. Project included two demonstration projects to train CEB/LECO staff on accounting benefits from savings of energy efficient street lighting. It also established street lighting standards with ADB funding a US$ 4.2 million pilot project under phase 2 of the program.
Developed a DSM action plan for Nepal with EnergyConsult of Australia. Program included an assessment of savings from all sectors with cost effective measures. Action plan included an institution structure with regulatory requirements included.
The scope of this project involved the. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of EVN’s Phase 2 EE Programs (CFL, FTL, TOU tariffs, direct Load control, Load Research) and making recommendations for program refinement. ESI with IIEC also designed DSM program monitoring software and provided training to EVN and Power Companies (PCs). This project was funded by the World Bank and GEF.
The primary objective is building the capability of Project Agents (equipment manufacturers, equipment suppliers, technical service providers) in the development of EE projects through formal training and technical assistance. The other key objective is the training and capacity building of financial service providers, project proponents and the MOI Project Management Unit (PMU) in all aspects of EE project development. The overall objective is to implement a critical mass of pilot projects in the industrial and commercial sector to test the appropriate business models and establish a sustainable service market to support EE investments in Vietnam. ESI partnered with IIEC in the initiative.
Conducted a program to SAPP member countries to introduce DSM which could mitigate impact of power shortages and poor power quality affecting industry. Program focused on efficiency improvements in air conditioning, lighting, refrigerators, chillers, motors, fans, replacing incandescent lamps with CFLs
Developed a loan guarantee fund to overcome barriers for commercial funding for renewable and EE projects in Sri Lanka. Fund now operated by SEA now looks at extending to facility to meet renewable energy development in Sri Lanka. This USAID task was extended to other SARI/E countries.
ESI initiated a regional activity to popularize rural, renewable and EE initiatives in the region.
This 6-year project, funded by the World Bank, involved assisting the Ceylon Electricity Board in conducting Load research. Market research, DSM program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; load surveys and undertaking demonstration projects in renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. ESI senior consultant headed the program.
Projects initiated under USAID’s SARI/Energy project on S3IDF model in 2004