Turkey

TR-9:Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry Project (sponsored by UNDP, UNIDO & GEF)

Policy Description

The Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry (IEEI) project assists the government of Turkey in its efforts to reduce industrial-sector energy intensities and greenhouse gas emissions. The project is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with financing support provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Description

The Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry (IEEI) project assists the government of Turkey in its efforts to reduce industrial-sector energy intensities and greenhouse gas emissions. The project is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with financing support provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). There are four implementing partners [1]:

  • YEGM or the General Directorate of Renewable Energy under the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR);
  • KOSGEB, an agency affiliated with The Ministry of Science, Industry, And Trade (MoSIT) that manages funds to support energy efficiency for SMEs
  • Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV), an NGO under a private public partnership (PPP) operating modality with funds to support energy efficiency in industry
  • The Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), the agency responsible for certification of industrial and service provider entities to ISO and other standards adopted by the Turkish government

The main components of the projects are [1]:

  1.        Strengthening the institutional and regulatory framework for energy efficiency and energy management standards for industry
  2.        Enhancing the capacity and awareness of Turkish industry and energy service providers
  3.        Improving energy audit programs for large industry and SMEs
  4.        Demonstrating state-of-the-art energy management practices and energy-efficiency measures as well as business and financial models

The main goal of the project is to improve the energy efficiency in Turkish SMEs by supporting a wide range of measures to assist industrial enterprises in managing energy effectively in their plants and operations, including performing energy audits [2].

The expected results of the project are higher efficiency of legislative practices and legal and institutional infrastructure, popularization of energy management and awareness of energy efficiency among industrial enterprises and consulting firms, and increase in the number of energy audits. Furthermore, pilot projects will develop and improve energy-efficiency services and demonstrate the benefits of energy management and energy efficiency. The project is expected to be completed in 2015 and has a budget of USD 35 million [3].

Policy Information Expand this section for information on the key features of the policy, such as its date of introduction, categorization, main objective(s) and linkages with other policies.

Policy Categorisation

Policy Instrument Type: Information & Outreach

Position in the Pyramid

About Us

Participation: Mandatory

Period

Start Date: 2011

End Date: 2017

Policy Linkages

Supports Energy Efficiency Law Effort Defining
Supports Energy Efficiency Strategy Effort Defining

Agencies Responsible

General Directorate of Renewable Energy (YEGM)
SME Development Organization (KOSGEB)
Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV)

Primary Objective: Energy

Objective

Provide technical assistance to Turkish government agencies to increase energy efficiency of industries in Turkey.

Target Group

1) Government agencies and institutions: YEGM; KOSGEB, Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV), the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) 2) Industry sector; and 3) energy service providers

Driver of energy consumption or emissions affected by policy: Total Energy Consumption

Implementation Information Expand this section for information on targets, monitoring, verification and enforcement regimes, and implementation requirements and tools.

Coverage

Government agencies and institutions

Quantitative Target? yes

Target: Provide updated information on energy use of 1,500 industries and set up 10 operational regional energy support centers

Progress Monitored? yes

Monitoring Done By

Organisation Type Organisation Name
Third Party

Verification Required? no

Enforced? no

Requirements on the Target Group

Specific activities of the project include:

  • Provide updated information on energy use of 1,500 industries; update YEGM and KOSGEB databases
  • Benchmark data for all industrial sectors
  • Provide guidelines for implementation of  the Energy Management Standard according to the ISO 50001 standard
  • Set up 10 operational regional energy support centers
  • Strengthen existing financial mechanisms for large industry (YEGM and TTGV) and SMEs (KOSGEB) [1]

Support by Government

The Turkish government partners and TTGV support the project with a contribution of USD 10.4 million [4]

Implementation Toolbox

Impacts, Costs & Benefits Expand this section to find information on policy effectiveness and efficiency.

Impact Quantitative Estimate Qualitative Estimate
Estimated effect on energy consumption or emissions 61 kilotons of carbon dioxide emissions annually Because this is a GEF-funded project, a midterm evaluation [1] was performed in 2013 to assess progress toward attainment of global environmental objectives, project objectives and outcomes, and to document lessons learned and suggest recommendations for major improvements. The evaluation gave an overall rating to the project of Moderately Unsatisfactory.
Estimated costs/benefits for industry Not available. Not available.
Estimated cost for government Not available. Not available.

References & Footnotes

References

[1] United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Government of Turkey. 2013. Evaluation of GEF Project: Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry in Turkey (IEEI) (PIMS No: 4113), Mid-Term Evaluation Report, Mission Members: Mr. Roland Wong, International Consultant, December 2013.

[2] UNDP website. http://www.tr.undp.org/content/turkey/en/home/operations/projects/poverty_reduction/improving_energy_efficiency_in_industry.html

[3] Energy Charter Secretariat. 2014. In-Depth Energy Efficiency Policy Review of the Republic of Turkey. http://www.encharter.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Turkey_EE_2014_ENG.pdf

[4] Global Environment Facility Project Document. UNDP Project no 00074019, Project title: improving energy efficiency in industry in Turkey.

Footnotes

(*1) The project outputs were rated based on the following scale: 6: Highly satisfactory (no shortcomings), 5: Satisfactory (minor shortcomings), 4: Moderately satisfactory, 3: Moderately unsatisfactory (significant shortcoming), 2: Unsatisfactory (major problems), and 1: Highly unsatisfactory (severe shortcomings)