Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs | BEE-SME Programme

Indian SME sector consumes energy equivalent to about 50 million tons of oil equivalent annually, which is about 20 to 25% of the energy consumption by large industries. SMEs in India are existing in form of clusters which are spread across the length and breadth of the country, and are involved in producing textiles, bricks, hand tools, metal castings and forging and pumps. The projected energy consumption in SMEs by 2017 is expected to increase to 68.2 mtoe with a projected annual growth rate of 6.0 percent. National program on Energy Efficiency and technology up gradation of SMEs (BEE-SME) scheme.
In its endeavour to accelerate uptake of Energy Efficiency in SME sector, BEE initiated a program specifically to improve the energy performance of this sector in the year 2009. This program is fully funded by Government of India. In the XI Plan i.e. from FY 2007-2012, BEE conducted a number of activities starting with a Situation analysis in selected 35 SME clusters out of which 25 SMEs clusters (12 Sector Type) were undertaken for further interventions. Comprehensive energy audit and technology gap assessment was completed in 25 SMEs clusters.

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