Energy Efficiency Improvement and Greenhouse Gases Reduction (EEIGGR)
Policy measure

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

Implementation

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

Challenges

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

  • Undercapitalized ESCO (problems accessing funding).

  • Unfavourable lending terms.

  • High prices for energy efficient equipment.

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

Outcomes

The EEIGGR project resulted in 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.