July 25, 2017

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Bangladesh

- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

Description of project:

The project renewable Energy and energy efficiency for Bangladesh of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) is a joint undertaking between the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR), the Government of Bangladesh and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The project was working with Bangladesh Government in developing the framework conditions of Bangladesh, in disseminating renewable energy technologies as well as helping industry, utilities, SMEs and private households to increase productivity through efficient use of energy and energy management.

Activities undertaken:

Envidatec GmbH was involved as a consulting firm and carried out the following activities:

Energy Auditor Qualification and Certification

  • Conducting study of existing energy auditor certification practice in comparable countries
  • Propose minimum qualification and experience required for an individual to be certified as an Energy Auditor
  • Development of curriculum, training content and exam standard for certification of energy auditors
  • Selection of one/more Certification institution(s) and certification procedure and
  • Determining responsibilities of Energy Auditors.

Provision of Energy Auditing in Industries

  • Propose an achievable timeline when energy auditing should be voluntary and then mandatory for certain industries/ sectors and frequency of auditing
  • Preparation of Energy Audit Reporting standard for industries
  • Propose phase wise, achievable but not too overambitious, reduction target for energy consumption and criteria
  • Recommendation on Incentive and Penalty mechanism

Large Energy consumers-Accreditation and appointment of Energy Managers

  • Setting the criteria to consider a consumer as large energy consumer
  • Qualification, experience, curriculum, training, examination standard and certification for Energy Manager
  • Responsibility of Energy Manager in industries
  • When a consumer will appoint an Energy Manager
  • Reporting format of energy savings for Energy Manager

Framework condition for a new Energy Services Company (ESCO)

  • Desk Review on Framework condition for a newly to be created institution, possibly called ESCO like in other comparable countries
  • Propose a suitable framework for ESCO operations in Bangladesh
  • Accreditation Procedure, Qualification and Experience for ESCO’s
  • Listing the responsibilities of ESCO and all mechanism needed for the official existence