Project Components

UNIDO under this project component, supported and strengthened existing public sector organizations, and multiple stakeholders relevant to industries, to promote investments in RE & EE projects, through building their capacity on technology and finance.  A series of RE & EE related trainings  provided, on subjects like renewable energy technologies, energy management system, system optimizations, project financing, and ISO-50001 etc. Accordingly, these platforms are advising industry about viable RE & EE technologies in local context as well as how to access the financing windows and instruments to invest in these technologies.

The activities of this components are aimed to develop replicable demonstration projects on RE  & EE as well as to enable industry to make their manufacturing units more energy efficient. UNIDO will provide technical as well as financial support to help industry to initiate few RE demonstration projects and implement a number of energy management systems in the factories. The industry will also technically be supported to undergo system optimizations, to help  reduce its energy consumptions.

A portfolio of investment opportunities and saving potential in various industries will be compiled at the end of the project, based on the outcome of activities under this component. This will provide a vital baseline for future RE & EE development work in the country.

UNIDO provided technical assistance to relevant authorities, for reviewing of current policy framework on RE & EE. Recommendations  formulated by undergoing a series of consultations with all major stakeholders and a roadmap for adoption of these recommendations into the existing policy framework developed.

Another part of this component includes a sectoral analysis, which was conducted to assess the potentiality of RE & EE technologies and its growth opportunities in industrial sector of Pakistan. This report provides industry and policy developers with valuable insights on energy consumption patterns (including energy benchmarks) and corresponding gaps with each sector.



Project Components

The project consists of four components:

Demonstration of economic feasibility and commercial viability of modern biomass conversion technologies through supporting set-up of pilot units for industries and rural electrification

In order to demonstrate the technical and financial feasibility of modern biomass conversion technologies in Pakistan, the implementation of three biomass based power units with high replicability potential will be supported by the UNIDO project. Two of these demonstration units will be for industrial captive power generation while one will have a focus on rural energy provision. The demo units supported by UNIDO will have a combined installed capacity of over 3 MW.

Establishment of policy and associated regulatory framework promoting the adoption of modern biomass energy conversion technologies

Under this component, UNIDO will provide technical assistance for the development of concrete policy recommendations for policies and regulations relevant to the promotion of modern biomass technologies (particularly gasification) for both existing and future policy regimes. Based on international best practices, UNIDO's support will cover prevalent policies, implementation rules, biomass pricing, energy regulations and advisory on policy-level initiatives for the indigenization of efficient biomass combustion and gasification technologies.

Technical assistance from UNIDO will also include the development of quality standards for biomass gasification with the purpose to ensure and incentivize biomass gasifiers of acceptable quality.

Capacity development and strengthening of biomass gasification support system

The activities of this component are aimed addressing the specific capacity development needs of various stakeholders in a position to influence the promotion and development of the biomass gasification in Pakistan such as SMEs, research and vocational training institutions, public sector institutions, financial institutions and rural communities. UNIDO will conduct specifically designed trainings for stakeholders based on identified training needs and facilitate the development of research and technical training curricula and facilitate technology and research cooperation match-making between local and international entities.

Information dissemination and confidence building

UNIDO and its implementation partners will carry out a number of awareness raising activities targeting various relevant stakeholders including an international conference and exhibition on biomass gasification. The activities in this component will be aimed at improving the awareness of the benefits of using biomass gasification technology among decision-makers from public sector, SMEs, academia and other relevant stakeholders and facilitating academic and technology cooperation in the field of biomass gasification.