Project of Energy Efficiency in the Industrial Sector (PEEI)
Policy measure

The Project of Energy Efficiency in the Industrial Sector (PEEI) is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank, and was launched in 2005. It aims at “removing impediments to the development of the market of energy efficiency in a sustainable way” (ANME, 2011).

Implementation

The PEEI was implemented through a five-year pilot phase, focused on the implementation of 125 projects. These projects targeted large and medium sized enterprises exhibiting a significant energy efficiency potential (ANME, 2011).


The following three components were implemented by the PEEI (ANME, 2011):  

  • "Component 1: Providing incentives to industrialists to invest in energy efficiency, and this by granting them an extra allowance of 10% (with a maximum 100 000 US$), in addition to the allowance granted within the framework of the Upgrading Programme (PMN) or of the National Energy Conservation Fund (FNME) towards the implementation of about 125 pilot projects on energy efficiency in the industrial sector.

  • Component 2: Development of Energy Services Enterprises (ESEs), based on guaranteeing the credits allocated by credit institutions for the financing of projects conducted via ESEs.

  • Component 3: Building the capacity of the market operators (Technical Centres; Consultancies; ESEs; Services, Consultancy  and Coaching Experts) and of the representatives of the relevant institutions (Banks, Leasing Firms, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Small and Medium Enterprises (MIEPME), the National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME), Société Tunisienne de Garantie (Tunisian Guarantee Company), the Bureau de Mise à Niveau (Upgrading Office) and the National Electricity and Gas Distribution Utility (STEG)).”

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes
No identified outcomes.
References

ANME (Agence Nationale pour la Maîtrise de l’Energie), 2011. Energy Efficiency in the Industrial Sector. Available at: www.anme.nat.tn/index.asp?pId=157.