Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs” project (FEEMP) was envisaged to systematically support development of a programmatic approach to aggregate demand for EE investment in MSME industrial clusters, and to create a sustainable mechanism for identifying, preparing, and financing prospective proposals at the local level. The implemented at the MSMEs located in the MSME clusters pan India at various MSME sectors (Forging, Chemical, Limekiln, Foundry and Mixed Clusters). The program has benefited most of the units in clusters, most units realised energy savings and appropriate CO2 emissions reduction potentials in their facility, facilitated for easy access for MSMEs and provision of dedicated financing mechanism for EE improvement projects within MSMEs. This programme has found useful for unit operators, associations, local service providers with adequate training, certification and awareness programmes in their clusters, further strengthened the bridge between associations and units in the clusters.

Achievements and Project Indicators:

  1.  Key performance indicators (KPIs) and Energy Efficiency benchmarks were developed for forging and ceramic sectors

  2.  Design and Implementation of EnMS (ISO 50001) at MSMEs in 50 MSME units, Certified more than 40 units. During the implementation process, more than 350 energy saving measures were identified which have potentials to provide monitory savings of about Rs 900 Lakh annually. About 350 professionals were trained and 100 were trained as ISO 50001 internal auditors.

  3.  More than 133 shop floor employees were trained for best operating practices and energy efficiency measures

  4.  Capacity building workshops -
    1. a. In order to raise awareness on benefits & potential of enhancing EE, and also to share information about the most appropriate / relevant resource efficient technologies for the industries in the MSME clusters. Series of workshops was organised at several cluster locations, observing participants of more than 2500 professionals.

    2. b. Fourteen (14) certification programs were conducted and Learnings were shared through five (5) cross cluster knowledge sharing programmes. More than 600 participants took the benefits out these programmes

    3. c. Five (5) B2B forums were organised at Chandigarh, Surat, Rajkot, Tiruppur and Ludhiana. More than 150 stalls of energy efficient technology and service providers were on display for MSMEs from all over India. These exhibitions attracted more than 700 representatives from MSMEs

  5.  Knowledge Management
    1. a.Knowledge management portal has been developed to showcase the success stories, KPIs, best operating practices, and repository of EE case studies and Technology videos, Newsletters, posters and more

    2. b.12 Nos. documentaries on cluster level success stories were prepared at various stages during project implementation in clusters. These films captured the change in the perception of various stakeholders towards EE and Success stories from beneficiary units in the clusters.

    3. c. More than 530 Felicitation and certification programmes were convened to felicitate top performing units in their respective industrial clusters This 10-year project has concluded on May 4th 2019 with satisfactory results and BEE has anticipated to replicate the framework for other energy intensive MSME clusters

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