Major Activities of the Month
During the month of June, the PI consultant team actively conducted work as summarized below with six international members present in the field.
2.1 Capacity development for SREDA
2.1.1 Transport energy efficiency
On 03/July/2022, a capacity development session was held by Dr. Kimio Yoshida under topic of transport energy efficiency, including EV and battery, participated by SREDA officials. The session covered global trends, JICA’s activities in other countries, EEC/CO2 effect, EV charging system, battery, and measures to improve efficiency of existing vehicles running on oil and gas.
2.1.2 Building energy efficiency
On 05/July/2022, a capacity development session was held by Dr. Kimio Yoshida under topic of building energy efficiency, participated by SREDA officials. The session covered global trends, JICA’s activities in other countries, heat pump, air conditioners LED, estimated EEC effect, building code, zero emissions building, and golden procedure for building energy audit.
2.1.3 Carbon credit
On 04/July/2022, a capacity development session was held by Dr. Satoshi Nakamura under topic of building energy efficiency, participated by SREDA officials. The session covered various carbon crediting mechanisms, carbon market trend, and case studies of Joint Crediting Mechanism in Bangladesh. During the session it was discussed whether it is feasible to have the CO2 emissions saved from EECPFP to turn into carbon credits. Since the current JCM does not have provision for it, further considerations will be required.
2.1.4 Impacts of improvement of energy efficiency
On 06/July/2022, a capacity development session was held by Dr. Takeshi Kikukawa under topic of impacts of improvement of energy efficiency, participated by SREDA officials. The session covered overview of energy efficiency market, positive impacts and potential negative effects, impact on industry, impact on employment and workforce skills, case studies of other countries, and policy implication for Bangladesh.
2.2 Golden procedure for building energy audit
As energy saving potential in building is significant, and we observe growing number of new NOC request in the building sector, it is important to establish good procedures of energy audit in building sector. To conduct energy audit in the building sector, benchmark (energy consumption per building area, according to each building type such as office, restaurant, hotel, hospital, etc) is the key concept. Having benchmark means that the team who conduct energy audit know about average energy consumption in the country, and can compare it with the target building. Unfortunately, there is no benchmark yet in Bangladesh, so benchmark in Japan can be tentatively referred to. Another important process of energy audit is preparation before onsite visit. The energy audit team can meet with building owner and collect as much information and data as possible in this initial stage. Such initial information and data are the valuable input to a simple analysis sheet. When the team conduct detailed onsite audit, the team should already have a preliminary idea on efficiency of the target building. Data collected though onsite audit will only verify this preliminary idea. This golden procedure of energy audit is described in the flow below.
Appendix 35-1: Observations for transport EEC
Appendix 35-2: Observations for building EEC
Appendix 35-3: Carbon credit
Appendix 35-4: Impacts of improvement of energy efficiency