Industrial energy efficiency in Ecuador (IEEE)
Policy measure

According to GEF (2011), the project Industrial Energy Efficiency in Ecuador was implemented in Ecuador in July 2011 with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as the main implementing agency, and is supported by both 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 Ecuadori's industry through the development of national energy management standards and application of systems optimization.


Component 3 of the project aims to “promote capacity building for personnel involved in EE from the public and private sectors in the areas of energy management and system optimization and energy efficiency promotion” (GEF, 2011).


The total costs of the project amount to USD 5.349.703 of which USD 828.138 are reserved for Component 3.

Implementation

 “A cadre of highly specialized energy management and system optimization experts from the public and private sectors are available as a long-term technical resource to industry and the country.” (GEF, 2011)

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes

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

  • EnMS Training and web-based tools developed; 25 energy efficiency professionals received expert level training in energy management, including the use of UNIDO’s practical guide for SMEs to implement ISO  50001 on EnMS.

  • System optimization training and web-based tools developed; 50 energy efficiency professionals received expert  level system optimization training as trainers.

References

GEF (Global Environmental Facility), 2011. Ecuador: Industrial Energy Efficiency in Ecuador. Available at: www.thegef.org/gef/sites/thegef.org/files/documents/document/05-05-2011%20Council%20document_1.pdf.