The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) was formally established in 1974 and over the years evolved into an organization working with developing and diffusing sustainability solutions in the fields of energy, environment and current patterns of development.   TERI mounts research, training and demonstration projects leading to development of specific problem-based advanced technologies that help carry benefits to society at large. (TERI, 1012)

The Industrial Energy Efficiency Division of TERI works both large industries and SMEs and focuses on development and promotion of technological solutions for efficient utilization of energy in the industrial sector. The key activities of the Division are as follows:

  • Assist industries in reducing their energy consumption through energy audits at the plant level
  • Undertake technology assessment studies with regard to energy and environmental performance for different industrial sectors
  • Develop and promote energy efficient and environment friendly technological solutions for SMEs
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and learning amongst industry stakeholders through workshops, seminars and focused training programs
  • Facilitate development and execution of GEF and CDM projects at different levels for the industry sector
  • Undertake corporate GHG accounting and development of GHG emissions calculation tools using internationally accepted guidelines
  • Provide inputs on transfer and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies in the context of climate change. (TERI, 2012)

TERI has a long-term relationship with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and provided active inputs in the design of various policy mechanisms, such as the energy efficiency certificates (white certificates). TERI will also be involved in undertaking baseline energy audits of approximately 40 large industrial consumers under the Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) mechanism of the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE).

TERI has been involved in number of projects and workshops on energy efficiency and GHGs emissions reduction in the Indian cement industry. For instance, TERI in collaboration with US EPA and World Resources Institute (WRI) participated in the development of cement sector greenhouse gas emission calculation tool for Indian Cement Industry, which can be downloaded from GHG Protocol.

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