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Opportunities for Energy Efficiency of Air Conditioners in South East Asia (2019 - On-going)

The project has two main objectives: 1) Conduct Research to provide background information establishing the role of air conditioning on electricity demand in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, the status of regulations and programs governing the efficiency of those markets, and assessment of market trends; and 2) Plan, provide support and logistics for workshop.

Sector Study on Environment Services: Energy Efficiency Business

Project Name

Sector Study on Environment Services: Energy Efficiency Business

Name of Client

APEC Secretariat

Country

APEC members

Project Location within country

Vietnam

Source of Financing

APEC Secretariat

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

3rd April 2017

Completion Date

On-going

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project aims to build and enhance understanding of the wider range of services in environmental industries/businesses among APEC economics with a view to identifying key challenges. The study is expected to implement phase 1 of the Environmental Service Action Plan (ESAP), and to contribute to subsequent works of the action plan.

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:

  1. Presentation on the energy efficiency sector at the APEC workshop on environmental services in Hanoi, Vietnam on 11 May 2017, which should include sector characteristics, major trends (e.g. in demand and technology), major players, challenges and opportunities faced by the sector, etc.
  2. Draft Report of the sector study including topics as in a) above; detail examples of business models in the sector; specific services used in the business models; challenges faced by businesses with respect to government regulations (i.e., regulations in general, as well as in specific services that the sector heavily relies on) in the domestic economy and in different jurisdictions where they operate.
  3. Final Report which should have addressed all (additional) comments received from the PSU as well as from APEC economies and/or other reviewers.

Reducing Losses in Power Distribution through Improved Efficiency of Distribution Transformers

Project Name

Reducing Losses in Power Distribution through Improved Efficiency of Distribution Transformers

Name of Client

APEC Secretariat

Country

APEC

Project Location within country

APEC

Source of Financing

APEC Energy Working Group

Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

October 2016

Completion Date

November 2017

Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project aims to reduce Losses in power distribution through improved efficiency of distribution transformers. The specific objectives of the project were: 1) To build the capacity of policymakers in understanding impacts of adopting IEC TS 60076-20 for their economies in terms of electricity distribution loss reductions and GHG emission reductions; and 2) To come up with key policy recommendations in consultation with key stakeholders, such as utilities, manufacturers, standard making bodies, etc. IIEC was tasked to provide: (1) an analysis of the technical of the differences and commonalities between the economy and utility standards for energy performance of distribution transformers and IEC 60076-20; and (2) an analysis of the impact of changing from the existing energy performance requirements or Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) in the selected APEC member economies to the energy performance levels as recommended by IEC 60076-20 in terms of energy savings. 

Detailed Description of Actual Service Provided by your Firm:
•   Develop a detailed methodology with the description of the tasks and outputs, with the precise schedule.
•   Collect data of energy performance standards for DTs and related S&L regime, Testing method standard, the studies for estimate energy-saving potential related to DT.
•   Analyze the differences and commodities between the national standards for the testing method and the new IEC standard, including the advantages and disadvantages of the new IEC standard versus the existing standard.
•   Analyze the impact of changing from their existing standard to the new IEC standard in terms of energy savings for each economy.
•   Prepare the final report including recommendations for policymakers to start a national process for adopting the new IEC standards.
•   Support the organization of the regional consultation workshops

Terminal Evaluation of the Barrier Removal to the Cost Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Project (BRESL) (2015)

The Barrier Removal to the Cost-Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Project (BRESL) is aimed at rapidly accelerating the adoption and implementation of energy standards and labels (ES&L) in Asia, and in so doing bring about energy savings from the use of energy efficient appliances/equipment. The project also facilitates harmonization of test procedures, standards, and labels among developing countries in Asia, when appropriate, starting with the six countries, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam as BRESL Participating Countries (PCs). This assignment focuses on assessing the outcomes and effectiveness of BRESL and analyzing strengths and weaknesses to build on opportunities and to overcome barriers. This is to help improve overall project productivity and enhance its effectiveness and sustainability.