Sub Group 3:

Demand-Side Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Growth Strategies


Chairs und Stakeholders:

  • Chairperson India:
    Mr. Abhay Bakre, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power (MoP)
  • Chairpersons Germany:
    Dr. Georg Maue, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Stakeholders:
    Technology providers, research institutes, industry associations and energy agencies
  • Government organisations:
    e.g. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL)

Main topics

Activities under Sub Group 3 are determined by the aims of the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency under the National Action Plan on Climate Change. Within the framework of those policy documents, priorities and actions are determined by the Co-Chairs, whereas all other stakeholders and participants of Sub Group 3 can suggest new topics, projects and potential next steps.

Relevant Policies

  • India: National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC); National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE)
    Germany: “Energiewende” (Energy Transition); Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV); Act on the Promotion of Renewable Energies in the Heat Sector (Heat Act)

Previous and Ongoing Cooperation Projects

  • Network Platform / Excellence Enhancement Center for Energy Efficiency in Indian Subsectors >> More
  • Standardisation of ESCO Documents
  • Cooperation in the Field of PoA (discontinued)
  • “bigEE – Bridging the Knowledge Gap on Energy Efficiency” – Establishment of a Web-Based Knowledge Platform for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Building-Related Technologies and Appliances
  • Pilot Project on Trigeneration / Combined Heat and Power >> More
  • Development of an Energy Performance Assessment Tool for Buildings
  • Exploration of the Potential for Organic Rankine / Kalina Processes for Waste Heat Recovery

Planned activities

  • Energy Efficiency in MSMEs: Roll-Out of an Award Scheme
  • Promotion of ESCO Projects in Industries
  • Further proposals are welcomed