Industrial Energy Efficiency in Ecuador (IEEE)
Policy measure

According to GEF (2011), the project Industrial Energy Efficiency in Ecuador (IEEE) was implemented in Ecuador in July 2011 with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as the main implementing agency and support from the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MEER) and the Ministry of Industries and Productivity (MIPRO). The primary objective of the project is to promote energy efficiency improvements in the Ecuadorian industry through the development of national energy management standards and application of systems optimization.

Component 4 of the project seeks to demonstrate and measure energy savings in industrial entities through the application of system assessment techniques by trained experts, leveraging additional energy savings as more industrial facilities seek to implement systems optimization (GEF, 2011).

The total costs of the project amount to USD 5.349.703 of which USD 2.191.655 are reserved for Component 4.


 “In-depth energy system assessments are completed in manufacturing facilities, out of which system optimization projects are identified” (GEF, 2011).

No identified challenges.

The following outcomes have been achieved to date (GEF, 2011):

  • “25 in-depth energy system assessments are completed in manufacturing facilities.

  • 10 system optimization projects identified through assessments are implemented resulting in: annual fuel savings of 96,000 GJ and power savings of 25,975 MWh, cumulative direct emission reduction of 321,6 ktCO2, cumulative post project direct emission reduction of 965 ktCO2 and indirect emission reduction of up to 3,091 ktCO2.”


GEF (Global Environmental Facility), 2011. Ecuador: Industrial Energy Efficiency in Ecuador. Available at: