About - Industrial Energy Efficiency

Industry drives the processes of growth in all sectors of the economy. It also consumes huge amounts of energy, accounting for more than half of the total commercial energy consumed in India. Given its expertise in energy optimization, TERI is increasingly being invited to undertake energy audits and develop management plans for the corporate sector. During 2012–13, TERI engineers conducted baseline energy audits for clients in various industry sectors such as cement, pharmaceuticals, chloralkali, heavy engineering, tea processing, etc. In addition, audits were also completed for Hyderabad International Airport, water utilities in Burkina Faso and Mali in Africa, and industrial plants in Nigeria, Indonesia, and Malaysia. TERI also continued to provide services to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India through its engagement with the PAT scheme under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Effi ciency (NMEEE).

Apart from strengthening its long standing partnership in the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) fi eld with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), TERI initiated another major project on energy effi ciency in 2012 in three specifi c MSME industrial clusters with support from SIDBI under the World Bank-GEF programme. A fi rst of its kind National Summit on Energy Effi ciency in MSMEs was also organized under the SAMEEEKSHA platform.

The IEE Division also focuses on research and development in the fi eld of energy regulation and practices with a focus on the electricity sector. During the year, TERI researchers worked on specific activities related to Demand Side Management (DSM), tariff rationalization, and other regulatory aspects for the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab, and Rajasthan. A series of capacity-building and learning programmes on the regulatory framework in the Indian power sector for senior level offi cials of one of India's leading power sector PSUs was another highlight of the work undertaken during the year.