Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies in the Building Sector - Final Phase
The expected impact of the project is wider adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency through demonstration and promotion of solar thermal systems to the wider public and industry.
Outcome 1: Contribution to the generation of 3 MegaWatt (MW) equivalent of energy from solar thermal systems by year 2025.
Outcome 2: Application and testing of green and energy efficient measures in existing buildings based on the products, standards and capacity built [during Phase I (2017 – 2019)] towards the promotion of green and energy efficient buildings.
Beneficiaries: 20 policy/ decision makers of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Works & Human Settlement and the Gross National Happiness Commission;
155 technical professionals from the implementing agencies, contractors, plumbers and suppliers;
45 beneficiaries of solar water heating systems [25 public institutions, 10 residential (domestic households), and 10 commercial]; and
60 faculty lecturers and students of technical training institutes and colleges.
The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) is the contractual partner while the overall project coordination and the management will be vested in the Department of Renewable Energy (DRE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) in collaboration with the Department of Engineering Services (DES) under the Ministry of Works & Human Settlement (MoWHS).
Develop a cost-effective subsidy scheme for Solar Water Heating (SWH) installations;
Commission 45 SWH schemes targeting 10 residential, 10 commercial buildings and 25 institutions;
Increase awareness on SWH technology with 4 outreach and awareness interventions;
Strengthen institutional capacity on SWH technology.
Retrofit 1 existing public building with energy efficiency (EE) measures;
Developed guidelines and standards for EE buildings;
Enhance capacity for EE Building Technologies;
Increase awareness on EE buildings.
Concern over energy security, the economic impacts of high energy consumption, and growing awareness of climate change have led Bhutan to put greater emphasis on developing policies and measures that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The overall development objective of this Project is to contribute to achieving the National Key Result Area (NKRA) 6, which aims to enhance a Carbon Neutral, Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in Bhutan during the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) (2018 – 2023).