Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment
Policy measure

The agency responsible for energy efficiency on the part of the Honduran government is the Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment (SERNA) which administers energy efficiency via the General Directorate of Energy (DGE). The Autonomous Generation and Rational Use of Electricity Project (GAUREE) and the Inter-Institutional Group for Rational Energy Use (GUIRE), which is a group of actors involved in the energy sector, are also important state agency actors for the promotion of energy efficiency (ECLAC, 2010).


For the specific area of industrial energy efficiency, Honduras has initiated the Project for Energy Efficiency in the Industrial and Commercial sectors (PESIC) (ECLAC, 2010).


Due to the lack of information on the implementation period, the most recent year has been applied.

Implementation

According to PESIC (2011), PESIC promotes best practices and makes recommendations on the use of energy efficient technologies. It is part of the Honduran Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEHD) and its efforts are supervised by the UNDP and a multi-sectoral committee comprising representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources (SERNA) and the Technical Secretariat of Cooperation (SETCO), as well as donor institutions like the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).


The development of PESIC began in mid-2005, and the main objective of the Project is to reduce existing barriers to the use of high efficiency equipment to lower the energy bills in industrial and commercial sectors. Other objectives include the development of a policy framework, legislation, institutional structures and measures for economic, financial and technical support to promote energy efficiency (PESIC, 2011).

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes
No identified outcomes.
References

ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), 2010. Energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean: situation and outlook. Chile: Santiago. 


PESIC (Proyecto de Eficiencia Energética en los Sectores Industrial y Comercial), 2011. ¿Quiénes Somos? Available at: www.pesic.org/QS2.html.