UTPRERAK

UTPRERAK

UTPRERAK

About

  • UTPRERAK stands for Utilisation Transformation and Promotion of Renewable Energy Resources by Application of Knowledge.
  • It is a¬†joint initiative of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), and the National Productivity Council (NPC).

Key Objectives of UTPRERAK

  • The main objective of UTPRERAK is to provide technical support, capacity building, policy advocacy, and knowledge dissemination to the industry stakeholders on various aspects of energy efficiency.
  • It will also provide¬†training and education in energy¬†efficiency to over 10,000 energy professionals in the next five years.
  • The center will play a key role in¬†helping industries meet emission reduction targets¬†and promote the adoption of new technologies.
  • It will also provide¬†inputs for national energy policy formulation¬†and facilitate research in energy-efficient solutions.

It has been set up by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

Demonstration

The Centre showcases the latest and best energy-efficient technologies in different industry segments, such as steel, cement, textiles, chemicals, etc. It acts as an exhibition cum information center and knowledge repository, where industry stakeholders can learn about the benefits and feasibility of adopting these technologies.

Dissemination

The Centre serves as a platform for knowledge exchange and networking among industry professionals, experts, researchers, and policymakers. It organizes workshops, seminars, webinars, and other events to share best practices, case studies, success stories, and challenges in implementing energy-efficient solutions.

Development

  • The¬†Centre also contributes to the capacity building and skill development of energy professionals from various sectors. It offers training courses, certification programs, online modules, and other educational resources on energy efficiency. It aims to train more than 10,000 energy professionals in the next five years.
  • The Centre provides inputs for policy formulation, links education and research in energy efficiency, and develops innovative applied solutions for specific industry needs.

Some of the Key Features of UTPRERAK are

  • It will¬†act as a one-stop solution for all the energy efficiency¬†needs of the industry, covering sectors such as steel, cement, textiles, chemicals, fertilizers, paper, and food processing.
  • It will¬†offer services such as energy audits, benchmarking, technology assessment, project implementation, financing, monitoring and verification, and certification.
  • It will¬†leverage the existing schemes and programs of the Ministry of Power, such as PAT (Perform Achieve and Trade), UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All), SLNP (Street Lighting National Programme), and EESL’s Super-Efficient Equipment Programme (SEEP).
  • It will¬†collaborate with national and international agencies, research institutions, industry associations, and technology providers to facilitate knowledge exchange and technology transfer.
  • It will¬†create awareness and sensitization among the industry stakeholders¬†on the benefits of energy efficiency and the opportunities available under UTPRERAK.

Significance

  • It will¬†help the industry to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint, thereby contributing to the national goals of energy security, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.
  • It will¬†enhance the competitiveness and profitability of the industry¬†by reducing its operational costs and improving its productivity and quality.
  • It will¬†create employment opportunities and skill development¬†for the youth in the field of energy efficiency.
  • It will¬†foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy efficiency¬†sector by creating a conducive ecosystem for new technologies and business models.

Some Challenges in its Implementation

  • The¬†lack of awareness and motivation among the industry stakeholders¬†to adopt energy-efficient technologies and practices.
  • The¬†high upfront costs and long payback periods¬†are associated with some of the energy-efficient technologies.
  • The¬†difficulty in accessing finance and incentives¬†for energy efficiency projects.
  • The¬†lack of standardization and certification¬†for energy-efficient products and services.
  • The¬†lack of coordination and convergence¬†among various ministries, departments, agencies, and schemes involved in energy efficiency.

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