Energy Efficiency Programme (NEEP)

IP Wave

Country: Nepal

Client: GIZ

Counterpart Organization: Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS)

Project Duration: 11/2011 - 10/2014

Value of Service: 952,000

The objective of NEEP is to achieve a more efficient use of energy for domestic and productive purposes. Component one contributes to this goal by supporting the elaboration of a national strategy for an efficient energy use and component two targets the efficient use in urban and rural households. The here described component three enhances the adoption of advice from accredited energy auditors by energy-intensive industrial enterprises and commercial banks

Component three aims to build an energy efficiency centre (EEC) in order to institutionalise the support given by German and regional experts. The main purpose of this centre will be the provision of vocational qualification to energy experts and auditors. The qualified experts shall then advise industrial enterprises and commercial banks regarding the close interlocking of planning, financing and implementation of tested and adopted measures to improve energy efficiency (EE). Consequently, they will support energy-intense industries in using less energy and working more economically. The support of a close networking of technology and service providers within the energy sector shall ensure an efficient implementation of the assignment and the derived measures. 

Main Services Provided:

  • Capacity and organisational development of EEC and District Chambers on managerial, organisational and technical aspects and the establishment of knowledge management and M&E systems
  • Development and implementation of training courses as well as of pilot energy audits
  • Measures for awareness raising of banks, industry and government and application of a multi-level approach for the promotion of EE in industries
  • Identification of the economic benefits of efficient energy use in pilot projects
  • Giving advice to banks regarding EE projects for investment loans
  • Elaboration of a baseline study (in up to 200 industries), of an evaluation study (on experiences and lessons learned from former projects) and of a study on EE opportunities (by enhancing public private partnerships)