The project aims to remove barriers to energy conservation and energy efficiency that inhibit the realization of large energy saving potential in the tea sector. Capacity building, training, and awareness creation are large components of the project activities.
Energy Efficiency / GHG Goals:
- Lack of knowledge about the energy-efficient technologies adopted in the tea processing units
- Lack of awareness about the EE opportunities available through adoption of energy saving technologies
- Inadequate data on return on investments in energy-efficient technologies
- Uncertainties over value realized through tea plantations (barrier linked to crop insurance and associated output)
The project was designed to support technical studies and build awareness among tea processing unit operators. No specific financing mechanisms were envisaged except for providing tea growers an insurance facility through the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development’s crop insurance schemes.
- Awareness creation in target sector about EE and RE technologies and their relationship to profitability
- Elimination of financial barriers that inhibit investment in energy conservation equipment
- Adoption and procurement of energy efficiency / renewable energy equipment / practices
- Learning, knowledge sharing, and replication
- Thirty tea processing units in south India adopted energy-efficient equipment and practices within the project period, resulting in cumulative savings of 56,925 tons of direct CO2 emissions
- New investments in energy-efficient technology annually from the second year
- Number of factories invest in energy efficient equipment, nature of equipment deployed
- Tea Board extends the same to other tea clusters
This project ended in December 2011; no specific information on results is currently available
The project was completed in December 2011. No interim review report is available as of now. UNDP issued a request for proposal in May 2012 for international and national consultants to evaluate the project. The evaluation report is likely to be made public by the end of 2012.
Martin Krause, Regional Technical Advisor – Climate Change, +66-2-2882-2722, Martin.email@example.com