Energy efficiency measures in industry are based on the 2007 Energy Efficiency Law and its two related by-laws. This law requires industrial plants consuming at least 1 000 toe per year to nominate one of their employees as the energy manager. Plants consuming more than 50 ktoe per year must set up an energy management unit, and so must specific industrial zones. The companies are obliged to report on their energy management activities to EIE. Industrial plants consuming more than one ktoe per year and power plants with at least 100 MW of installed capacity must also report on energy consumption to the Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Administration EIE. Cement companies are covered by this law.
Energy efficiency measures in manufacturing industry focus on energy management, financial support, voluntary agreements, monitoring, and training and awareness. The program includes the cement industry among others. It provides investment support for energy efficiency projects with a maximum payback period of five years. This support covers at most 20% of eligible project costs up to a maximum of TRL 500,000. For industrial establishments that have volunteered to reduce their energy intensity by 10% on average over three years, the program will reimburse up to 20% of their energy costs (to a maximum of TRL 100,000) for the first year.