Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) is a member-driven industry association providing a common platform for energy efficiency (EE) stakeholders to collaborate and address barriers to energy efficiency in India, through policy research, facilitating market transformation, fostering technology innovations, capacity building of energy professionals and stimulating financial investments. The following are AEEE’s Focus Areas:
Agenda driven by Members: AEEE mandate is driven by its members towards promoting energy efficiency (EE). AEEE’s Vision and Mission is aligned with that of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), and strives to achieve the objectives of Energy Conservation Act (2001) and the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) through dialogue and consultation with industry, utilities, energy end-users and key stakeholders.
Policy Research and Advocacy: Programmes and activities are developed in response to members’ priorities in their bid to participate in EE markets and policy making setforth by BEE and Government of India. AEEE represents its Members on various Working Groups and Steering Committees that provide inputs to BEE and the Government on the NMEEE.
Capacity building in M&V and Professional Certification: In response to industry demand AEEE organizes M&V training programmes on the International the Performance & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), developed and conducted by Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO).AEEE organized the first ever Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) training and the certification exam, South Asia, and have certified 8 CMVPs in India (there are only 700 CMVPs across the world).
AEEE Platform for Collaboration: AEEE conducts roundtables and conferences to facilitate member interactions with BEE and collaborations with various national and international organizations for facilitating market transformation and for fostering EE technology innovations. Partner organizations like ECO-III Project and Alliance to Save Energy (ASE-India), and UK DfID, and World Bank have been accessing industry and the EE sector for policy discussion and developments through the platform provided by AEEE.
Promotion of Demand Side Management: AEEE is working on developing best practices and models for promoting energy efficiency and Demand Side Management. The core team of AEEE members and partners ASE and IRG – have actively engaged in DSM discussions and programme formulation, over the last decade. AEEE in association with international scientific bodies (LBNL and partners), are working towards capacity building programmes of Regulatory Agencies and Utilities to evaluate, measure and verify (EM&V) DSM programmes.
SME Expertise and Networks: AEEE includes distinguished members whose activities with SMEs have won them awards for entrepreneurship in micro and small enterprises. Some of these members are working towards establishing Regional Energy Efficiency Centres (REEC) to demonstrate best energy efficient technologies and showcase best practices. AEEE actively utilizes its member networks to reach out to larger audiences on energy conservation (Conzerv (Schneider Electric), DSCL and IRG have a long history of working closely with SMEs). Also, AEEE stays connected with SME and EE financing divisions of Banks, SIDBI, World Bank, IFC and other Financial Institutions about their ongoing projects.
AEEE’s partnership with other Associations: AEEE is a Member Association of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and a Member of CII-Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Many AEEE members engage with peer associations as CII, FICCI, IEEMA, among others, for marketing and lobbying on industry and energy issues. AEEE is unique because it brings together representatives from Member companies who deal specifically with energy efficiency. AEEE works closely with the Energy Group as well as the Sustainability Group of CII.