Energy Efficiency Improvements and Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Policy measure

The project of Energy Efficiency Improvements and Greenhouse Gas Reductions (EEIGGR) was designed to remove technical, institutional and capacity barriers and establish a heightened sensitivity to energy efficiency and the global environment.

Implementation

A total of 200 energy audits using 10 different technologies have been accomplished in industrial and commercial facilities (Yassin, 2009).

Challenges

According to Yassin (2009), not all energy audits succeeded in being effective in terms of energy efficiency improvements due to:

  • Undercapitalized ESCO (problems to access to finance).

  • Unfavorable lending terms.

  • High prices of efficient equipment.

  • Exchange rates of the currency led to reduction of the economical attractiveness of energy efficiency projects.

Outcomes

The EEIGGR project led to the training of 60 engineers in the field of energy audits, however, of the 200 energy audits, only 20 have been implemented (Yassin, 2009).

References

UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), 2006. Energy Efficiency Improvements and Greenhouse Gas Reductions (EEIGGR). Available at: www.undp.org/gef/portfolio/writeups/cc/egypt_ee.html.


Yassin, I., 2009. Energy Efficiency Policy in Egypt and its Perspectives.  World Energy Council Africa Workshop on Energy Efficiency. Addis Ababa, June 2009.