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NS-271 - Catalytic Program for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings (ProCEEEP)

El Salvador

NAMA Seeking Support for Implementation

  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action
      A.3Description of mitigation action
      ProCEEEP will target technological changes in air conditioning systems and lamps that are currently installed in public buildings. In El Salvador, the consumption of electricity by government public buildings (including 7,255 buildings according to the latest government census) is about 245 GWh / year, equivalent to approximately 4.2% of the national demand, which was 5,833 GWh in 2015. ProCEEEP will have a duration of 5 years and will be aimed at reducing 26.84 ktCO2e (or 59.1 GWh) during the period of 2018 to 2022. This will be achieved through the replacement of 20% of the inefficient equipment currently used (air conditioners and lamps) by high efficiency technologies in the public building sector (e.g. inverter mini splits and LED lamps). ProCEEEP builds on the experience of previous EE projects in El Salvador. CNE, in coordination with GIZ, worked in the Energy Efficiency for Public Buildings program for the development of guidelines to identify potential savings and EE, which included a proposal for energy indicators and the creation of a building energy management tool for the COEEs. Furthermore, thanks to 4E-GIZ Programme “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Central America”, as well as to the COEEs in the Public Sector, two demonstration projects for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems were implemented in key public institutions: the Ministry of Finance and the Consumer Protection Agency. In addition, the program “El Salvador Saves Energy” was founded, with the aim of undertaking actions to promote EE and raise awareness in the appropriate use of energy, by turning EE into a cultural value in El Salvador. The financial support mechanism will be based in the FEEEP, which is currently being developed by CNE, the Ministry of Finance (MH), and BANDESAL. The FEEEP will raise the financial resources needed to enable public institutions to undertake investments in highly efficient and environmentally friendly equipment in their own facilities. EE investments will then be repaid back to the FEEEP with the savings achieved. The financial models have been already validated, and the creation of FEEEP has been approved by the GoES. The country has been substantial progress in the definition of technical standards on EE for the technologies that represents the highest energy consumption in El Salvador. Currently, there are nine national technical standards already implemented and in plans of updating. In addition, new EE standards would be developed in order to ensure the compliance of energy service companies and providers with international best practices. Finally, ProCEEEP will involves a number of technical cooperation (TC) activities, including the institutional strengthening of the key stakeholders (CNE, MH, and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, MARN); the design of an EE M&E system, and capacity building for the COEEs. Since the COEEs will be responsible for the implementation of the EE projects, it is important that they can use the system in a proper way. In addition TC will support the establishment of the FEEEP, the creation of a certification scheme for EE products, and the identification of needs and shortcomings faced by engineering firms and technology providers in terms of the quality, efficiency and lifetime of their equipment (A/C and lighting), and in terms of their ability to implement EE projects. Last but not least, the TC will involve awareness-raising activities on climate change, EE, and the importance of a conservation culture, targeting public officials. These activities include lectures and training courses.


      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
      B.1.1Contact Person 1
      B.1.5Contact Person 2
      B.1.9Contact Person 3
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  • C Expected timeframe for the implementation of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of years for completion
      C.2Expected start year of implementation
  • D Currency
    • D.1Used Currency
      Conversion to USD: 1
  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 98,318,241
      E.1.2Comments on full cost of implementation
      Currently the government of El Salvador invests annually approximately 1.2 million dollars in EE measures and it is estimated that such investments will be maintained during the execution of the ProCEEEP and even after its completion. In addition, it is expected that the FEEEP will be created with EUR 62.8 million. The FEEEP will be coordinated by BANDESAL and will provide loans and micro-loans to public institutions. In this way the continuity of EE investments will be ensured. All in all, the overall financing contributions would be of EUR 76.4 million, which will be divided in EUR 11.8 million financed by the NAMA facility for the ProCEEEP, EUR 62.8 million of FEEEP (currently being developed), and EUR 1.8 million for technical cooperation for expert services and consulting. The 11.8 million euros from the cooperative will be used for ProCEEEP. In addition, EUR 2.96 million will be required for the DPP of ProCEEEP NAMA Facility funds are crucial for the development and implementation of ProCEEEP and the DPP. They would act as a catalyst for the implementation of the FEEEP, leveraging the EUR 62.8 million that will be used to maintain the replacement of equipment once ProCEEEP ends. Finally, the ProCEEEP is expected to indirectly mobilize private sector resources to carry out investment in private buildings through raising the awareness of this sector by the demonstration of success in the public sector.
      E.2.1Estimated incremental cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 0
      E.2.2Comments on estimated incremental cost of implementation
  • F Support required for the implementation the mitigation action
    • F.1.1Amount of Financial support
      Conversion to USD: 19,404,916
      F.1.2Type of required Financial support

      F.1.3Comments on Financial support
      F.2.1Amount of Technological support
      F.2.2Comments on Technological support
      In order for the ProCEEEP to be implemented correctly and in a timely manner, the areas that need support and assistance during the preparation phase have been identified. These areas are: - Institutional Strengthening: This area aims to solve the needs of the key stakeholders to implement the ProCEEEP and its activities.
       - Energy Efficiency Regulations: Support will be required for updating and developing regulations for EE to ensure the quality in the performance of the equipment that will be installed in the implementation of the projects.
      - Technical Support: It will be aimed at the public entities involved in the development and implementation of ProCEEEP and will consist of technical training on the tools for the proper implementation of ProCEEEP.
      - Development of the M&E system. An M&E system must be developed and implemented that allows the proper assessment in compliance with the energy indicators established.
       - Preparatory Studies. It will be necessary to prepare two types of studies prior to the implementation of ProCEEEP: detailed energy audits for the identification of projects and a market survey of suppliers and energy service companies (ESCOs).
      - Awareness and preparation talks. The support in the area of awareness is essential for the public building sector and its employees that will benefit from ProCEEEP projects. These activities will be aimed at promoting the importance of EE projects and the commitment that comes with GHG mitigation, energy savings and sustainable development.
      F.3.1Amount of capacity building support
      Conversion to USD: 0
      F.3.2Type of required capacity building support

      F.3.3Comments on Capacity Building support
  • G Estimated emission reductions
    • G.1Amount
      G.3Additional imformation (e.g. if available, information on the methodological approach followed)
  • H Other indicators
    • H.1Other indicators of implementation
  • I Other relevant information
    • I.1Other relevant information including co-benefits for local sustainable development
  • J Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • J.1Relevant National Policies
      According to the Article 18 of the Environmental Law – Environmental Evaluation. Set of actions and procedures that guarantee that activities, works or other projects that have a negative environmental impact on the life quality of the population must be subject (from the pre investment stage) to the procedures which identify and quantify such negative impacts. Also these procedures must recommend measures that prevent, attenuate, compensate or improve, depending on each case, the selected best option guaranteeing environmental protection. According to the Article 19 of the Environmental Law – Environmental Evaluation. In order to initiate and to operate the activities, works or defined projects on this law, an environmental license must be issued. It is responsibility of the Environmental Ministry to grant such environmental licenses, provided the approval of an environmental impact study. According to the Article 22 of the Environmental Law – Environmental Evaluation. The entitle of all activity, work or project which requires an environmental license to its implementation, functioning, expansion, reopening or reconversion must present to the Environmental Ministry the environmental forms. The project Energy Efficiency for Public Buildings, does not require ESIA since the development of ProCEEEP will be carried out for buildings already built, hence those facilities already have the environmental license. Besides it is believed that the activities related with ProCEEEP will not either cause any negative impact on the environment or on the life quality of its employees nor will it change the activity for which the building was built. In addition, the construction of a new buildings for the development of ProCEEEP is not considered. The management of water disposal for electric and electronic equipment that are generated due to the implementation of the NAMA, must be managed through “Technical Guidelines for the Adequate Use and Waste Disposal of Electric and Electronic Equipment” established by the Environmental and Natural Resources Ministry.
      J.2Link to other NAMAs
  • K Attachments
  • L Support received
    • L.1Outside the Registry
      L.2Within the Registry
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