Energy efficiency baseline study

About the project


Buildings in Bhutan use twice the energy and the residential sector is the highest energy consumer, accounting for 48.7% of the total energy consumption.

The industrial sector accounts for almost 25% of the total energy and accounts for almost 65% of the total electricity as of 2005. The transport sector is fully dependent on imported fossil fuels for which most of the revenue earned from the export of electricity is used.

In order to formulate an objective Energy Efficiency Policy, it is necessary to conduct a baseline study in relevant sectors. Therefore, this project intends to conduct a baseline study and identify potential sectors for energy efficiency interventions and its implementation strategy.

Project outline

The baseline study will identify potential sectors for Energy Efficiency intervention, quantification of costs and benefits, recommendations for policy and regulatory requirements and implementation strategies for the identified sectors:

  • Transport: reduction of fossil fuel dependency
  • Buildings: Improved insulation levels, lighting, cooking and heating requirements
  • Industry: improved processes and technologies
  • Agriculture: appropriate and new methods of agriculture activities

Funding



2012-2014
Donors Amount (USD)
UNDP $ 95, 000
Overview
Status
Active
Project start date
2012
Project end date
2014
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Focus area
Energy & Environment
MDG
MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
UNDP Focal Point
Mr. Nawaraj Chhetri
Project Support Officer
Energy & Environment
UNDP Bhutan
Implementing Partners
Department of Renewable Energy
Development partner
UNDP