Industrial Energy Efficiency-Cambodia (IEEC)

(4) Capacity building: In combination with PC2&3 the project will train personnel from existing technology suppliers in Cambodia (e.g., suppliers of kilns, boilers, generators, gasifiers etc.). Past experience has shown that technology suppliers can be an important source of knowledge for enterprises. In addition, for a small country like Cambodia much of the technology that is imported needs to be adapted to local scale of operations, and the energy efficiency of adapted technologies is very dependent on the manner in which it is done. In addition, the project will promote the development of local suppliers of technology where they do not exist. On the one hand, this creates a network of after-sales services, which is critical for the sustainability of Renewable energy generation and energy efficiency, and on the other hand, it will encourage local suppliers to manufacture equipment locally to reduce the initial capital investment.
(5) Mechanism to facilitate institutional and financial support to technology cooperation, development and transfer.
(6) As results from the implementation of the energy management systems established in enterprises participating in the Energy Management Expert training will start to accrue, a Practical Guide to the Implementation of Energy Management in Industry in compliance with EN 16001/ISO 50001 international standards tailored to the Cambodian context will be developed building on the output of UNIDO parallel project. The Practical Guide will provide a very useful tool for wider dissemination of energy management best practices and supporting implementation.

Project component 5: Formulation and implementation of policies, regulations and programmes to promote and support sustainable industrial energy efficiency

The project will provide technical assistance to develop and help establish market oriented policies, programs and normative instruments needed to support sustainable progression of Cambodian industries towards international best energy performance and contribute to the creation of a national market for IEE products and services.
Under this component the project will work with the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, Ministry of Environment (MoE) and other relevant national institutions to build and strengthen institutional technical capacity and deliver the following outputs:

1) Develop and establish an IEE Monitoring, Tracking and Benchmarking Program.
2) Develop and establish a National IEE Best Practices Dissemination Program.
3) Develop and establish a National Energy Auditor Certification Program.

1) The objectives of the IEE Monitoring, Tracking and Benchmarking (MTB) Programduring the implementation period of the GEF project are:

  • To develop and establish a GEF-UNIDO project energy savings and GHG savings reporting structure to be used for/by the enterprises participating in the project.

This reporting structure would serve for the following purposes:

- Monitoring and verifying the energy and GHG emissions savings directly generated by and through the GEF-UNIDO project.

- Mechanism to track indirect saving in energy and GHG through GEF-UNIDO project intervention like sensitization and training on IEE.

- Identifying enterprises that in all the 5 identified sectors have achieved the greatest energy efficiency and energy performance improvements by setting the achievable target of national IEE best practices.

  • To develop and establish a national reporting structure for energy consumption and savings in industry that allows defining and tracking energy performance and efficiency indicators at the sector and sub-sector level.

This national reporting structure would be an evolution of the GEF-UNIDO project structure. The purpose of this national structure would be to better inform the design and measure the impact of targeted short- and medium-term policies and programs aimed to support IEE; for example by prioritizing types of interventions and sectors/sub-sectors to receive Government support; developing target-setting agreements and others.

  • To develop and test energy auditing and benchmarking methodology tailored to the Cambodian manufacturing sectors/sub-sectors.

The development of energy benchmarks would be beneficial to policy-makers in designing more targeted and quantitative based IEE supporting policies, such as energy efficiency target setting agreements, but it would be particularly beneficial also to enterprises, which would have the opportunity to better understand their energy performance and identify areas for improvements and/or further analysis. Based on the results of the IEE survey carried out by the project team during the PPG phase, most of surveyed enterprises believes that energy benchmarks would be very useful in identifying EE opportunities, potentials of savings and improve performance.