Removing barriers to energy efficiency in municipal heat and hot water supply 1

REMOVING BARRIERS TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MUNICIPAL HEAT AND HOT WATER SUPPLY UNDP/GEF PROJECT

Thematic area: Environment, Sustainable Development 
Objectives:
The objective of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the municipal heat and hot water supply systems in Kazakhstan and to lay the foundation for the sustainable development of these services taking into account local as well as global environmental considerations.
  
The specific project components consist of:
  1. Strengthening the legal, regulatory and institutional framework to promote energy efficiency of the heat and hot water supply services in Kazakhstan;  
  2. Enhancing the awareness and building the local capacity to implement and adopt new institutional and financing mechanisms for organizing energy efficient heat and hot water supply services and leveraging financing for them; 
  3. Compiling, analyzing and disseminating the project experiences and lessons learnt and initiating their effective replication in Kazakhstan and in other countries.
Expected global benefits:
The expected global benefits consist of reduction of Kazakshtan’s greenhouse gas emissions through improving the energy efficiency of the heat and hot water supply.

Partners:
  • Agency of the RoK on regulation of natural monopolies
  • leading ministries of the RoK (MEP, MEBP, MEMR)
  • local Research Institutes for Energy and Climate Change
  • Akimats of Astana and Almaty cities
  • Commercial Banks
  • Consulting Organisations
  • Companies for heat production and power generation and transportation
  • Energy Programs and Projects of other international donors, local communities and non-governmental organizations

The expected national and local benefits include:
  • Financially more sustainable heat and hot water supply sector; 
  • Improved quality of the heat and hot water supply services to the consumers; 
  • Reduction of local pollution; 
  • New employment and/or business opportunities.
Project period: 2007 - 2013