Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The Energy Efficiency Programme in India focuses on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and high energy consuming buildings. In the case of MSMEs, SDC capitalizes on its long engagement in this sector to replicate and scale-up experiences of energy efficient technology development and diffusion. In the building sector, the programme focuses on mobilizing the Swiss know-how and making it available to Indian stakeholders to contribute to India’s efforts at developing an energy efficient building sector. The Renewable Energy Programme builds on its earlier work on clean technology development in the area of biomass gasification and micro-hydro based power generation. The programme takes advantage of supporting a conducive policy environment and contributes to the development of policy and programmes to enhance the share of renewable energy in an equitable and sustainable manner to improve energy access.

Ongoing Energy Projects

Indo-Swiss Programme on Building Energy Efficiency in partnership with Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power: The bi-lateral programme focuses on reducing energy consumption in new buildings (residential and public) and promoting best practices in designing and applying energy efficient measures.

Village Electrification through Sustainable use of Renewable Energy in partnership with National Thermal Power Corporation: The project objective is to ensure the sustainability of biomass based decentralized distributed generation and facilitate its emergence as a poverty reduction tool and as a harbinger of socio-economic development in rural India.

Accelerating Use of Biomass based Energy Systems for Clean Energy Services in partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute: The project goal is to accelerate the diffusion and adoption of biomass based energy systems (two-stage power gasifier and thermal gasifier) so that the consumers – rural communities and small-scale enterprises – secure access to clean energy services.

Policy Relevant Research for Development of Renewable Energy in partnership with Prayas Energy Group: The policy-research focused project aims towards contributing to an integrated and comprehensive enabling policy-regulatory framework for renewable energy development in India.

Scaling up of Energy Efficient Technologies in Small Enterprises in partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute: The project aims at enhancing energy efficiency in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector by providing directions and support to national and state level initiatives for the uptake of energy efficient technologies.

Promoting Alternative Cement Production in partnership with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Universidad Central de las Villas Cuba and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai: The goal of the project is the introduction, proofing of the technology and promoting alternative cement production in the Indian cement sector.